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abricot
« on: December 22, 2003 07:53:16 PM »

Edit: I explained how I made the bag several replies down....

Phew. I finished this just in time for Christmas (it is a gift for a friend).. Blue is her favorite color and I really dig eyelash yarns, so I knitted this using a strand of Lion Brand Fun Fur and a strand of a generic acrylic.. I did the stripe with two strands of the acrylic... Not pictured but the bag is lined with a light blue fabric. The lining also keeps the bag from warping all to heck...

The bag is so soft!! I had moments while knitting, where I considered hijacking her bag and turning it into a tank top for myself....  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2003 02:32:33 PM »

I love it!! I can't wait until I can knit amazing things like that!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2003 01:54:21 PM »

thats so cute!...fuzzy stuff is great...i love the handle too....it makes me wanna learn how to knit!
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2003 02:17:02 PM »

what did you make the handle out of. to me, it looks like a bike chain. but then again, i have the eyesite of a mole.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2003 03:31:36 PM »

that is a really cute little bag...it would totally rock in hot pink!
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2003 05:07:14 PM »

That's a great bag! What stitch did you knit it in? Did you use a pattern, knit it in the round...? Enquiring minds wanna know! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2003 06:23:30 PM »

i also saw a bike chain...but i'm not so sure. hah. its cute.
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2003 07:00:09 PM »

Thanks for all the praises  Grin... The handles are actually black plastic handles molded to look like bamboo, but I agree in the pic it does look like bike chain!  Shocked Which come to think of it, bike chain would make pretty cool handles *takes note of that* The handles were purchased at Hancock Fabrics for around $4, I've also seen Jo-Ann Fabrics with similar handles...

I did not use a pattern, I just made it up as I went along... It took one whole ball (60 yards) plus a few yards of a second ball of Lion Brand Fun Fur to make the bag (plus I'd estimate 100 yards of the acrylic)... I'm sure you could get away with using only one ball if you made the plain stripe wider or made the whole bag shorter...

The bag is knitted in the round - Using a strand of the fun fur and a strand of the worsted acrylic I cast on 60 stitches using size 15 needles and knitted until it was about 6 inches in length, then I switched the fun fur for another strand of the acrylic, and knitted in a garter stitch for 3 inches... Then I switched the 2nd strand of acrylic for the fun fur and knitted for another 3 inches.... Which made the base of the bag... For the bottom I switched the fun fur yet again for a 2nd strand of the acrylic and knitted for about 4 inches... I cast off the whole bag and sewed the bottom seam together....

While the stripe on the bag is pretty solid I definitely recommend lining the bag like I did, or you may just find your stuff escaping through the stitches... Whenever I knit or sew handbags I make the lining about half an inch shorter than the length of the actual handbag... I found this prevents the bottom of bags from sagging...

I assure any non-knitters or beginner knitters that the bag is a breeze to make... and since I used your basic craft store yarn, the bag was reasonably also priced to make...
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2004 08:28:23 AM »

How did you attach the handles to the bag? I think it is the coolest project and I cannot wait until I finish my blanket I am knitting to try this!
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abricot
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2004 02:49:11 PM »

How did you attach the handles to the bag? I think it is the coolest project and I cannot wait until I finish my blanket I am knitting to try this!

I used a strand of the plain acrylic and just sewed the handles onto the bag...
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