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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Need help sourcing fabric! on: July 23, 2009 04:38:57 PM
Hello, I hope I'm posting in the correct place. I am in love with this chair (well, really the fabric), but I've heard that it's insanely uncomfortable:

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?itemdescription=true&itemCount=60&startValue=1&selectedProductColo r=&sortby=&id=16221053&parentid=A_FURN_FURNITURE&sortProperties=+subCategoryPosition,+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=105&navAction=poppushpush&color=&pushId=A_FURN_FURNITURE&popId=APARTMENT_FURNISH&prepushId=

I know I have seen the fabric elsewhere before and figured I could just get a comfortable chair and reupholster. The other chairs in this line have fabric from Duralee/Thomas Paul. Does anyone know where this fabric is from? I've googled the name they are calling it and get nowhere! Thanks!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Vogue Cable Carry All...finally finished!!! on: May 04, 2006 04:43:40 PM
Acutally it didn't take me tooooo long to finish this one, just a lot of procrastinating!

What was so difficult about this bag??? So much SEWING! The strap/gusset was knit in one long piece and had to be seamed up the middle to make a tube. It then had to be sewn to the front and back panels to form the bag. An i-cord trim was sewn around the flap after the purse was sewn together.

All in all, a lot of sewing but well worth it, I love the way it came out. Horn button purchased at Joann's, lined with a funky bubbly floral pattern cotton fabric from eBay.

Instead of the big messenger bag, I wanted a hobo style bag. The bag itself is supposed to measure 18 inches across, but I held two strands of Bernat Satin together to make it sturdy and it ended up being 13" x 8". I made the strap shorter to compensate.

This bag is from Vogue Knitting on the Go: Bags & Backpacks.

Have a look!

http://www.vieclothing.com/frontofbag.jpg

http://www.vieclothing.com/backofbag.jpg

http://www.vieclothing.com/inside1.jpg

....And the addition of the pic with me so you can see how big it is. And chittybangbang, I bought the fabric on eBay, it's by Michael Miller or similar.

http://www.vieclothing.com/mewithpurse.jpg
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Scarf Style's ZigZag Stripes HELP ME! on: April 16, 2006 05:39:02 PM
I am currently trying to start ZigZag Stripes, a gorgeous Debbie Bliss chevron scarf from Scarf Style. Problem is I don't understand the directions, and have ripped it at least 4 or 5 times.

The 2nd row of the chevron pattern reads
K1, *p1, k4, (k1, yo, k1) all in next st, k4* rep to last 2 sts, p1, k1

What is (k1, yo, k1) all in next st?

At first I thought it was knit into front and back of stitch for an increase, but then my count is off, and there is no yarn over in that increase.

Has anyone made this scarf? I am also having trouble with Row 1 of the chevron pattern but in the interest of copyright do not want to post both rows of the pattern, and row 2 is much more confusing. Any help with this pattern would be appreciated, especially with the mysterious "all in the next st".

Thanks,
Valerie
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Looking for cardi pattern like Knitty's Blackberry on: April 12, 2006 11:00:28 AM
I am looking for something like Knitty's Blackberry but in a longer length. Anyone have any ideas? Here is a link to knitty:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTblackberry.html

No bobbles or cables necessary, the closure would preferably be just above the belly button and the bottom hem would be near the hips with circular . I am doing searches through my back issues of VK and Interweave and all my knitting books and haven't found anything.

Any input appreciated. Thanks millions!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Another cable knit clutch... on: February 22, 2006 11:14:42 AM
I, like a lot of you, saw the Margaret Nicole clutch in In Style magazine and thought (1) wow that's beautiful and (2) wow how can they charge that much? I found a basic cable pattern online and altered it a little bit and ended up with this:

http://vieclothing.com/cableknitpurse.jpg

The 'handles' are dowels that I cut and stained, and then I glued dowel caps on the end. You can get the dowel caps at a hardware store or get candle caps in the woodworking section of a craft store.

The knitting is basically a rectangle of cableknit in Lion Brand Woolease T&Q (color is Fisherman). I used about a skein. I wrapped the ends around the dowels and stitched it and then lined it in a taupe satin to match the ribbon. The ribbon was about a buck a yard, so I guess all together this clutch cost about $12 (including the stain and brush). One thing though!!! Make sure you leave a few inches unstitched at the side seams so you can open the bag. I stitched it all the way up at first and couldn't get anything into it =)
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