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« on: September 29, 2006 09:08:34 AM »

I knitted a yoga mat and bag for my brother's girlfriend, for her birthday. I think she likes it. I just used acrylic (for washability & durability) double stranded, and garter stitch throughout. The two colours of purple made a nice alternating pattern. It ended up all soft and squishy. When I was knitting it everyone thought I was making a scarf. I wouldn't want to wear this around my neck.

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2006 09:12:21 AM »

cool! nice colour choices  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2006 10:46:52 AM »

That's nice...love the colors.  How did you make the bag?  ~Tricia
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2006 11:24:05 AM »

To make the bag I just did stripes in the same colours as the mat, also with two strands held together, and all in garter stitch. I sewed up the bottom and the side, and it was done. Super easy. The tricky bit was stuffing the mat inside the bag - it fit but it was a tight fit.
The mat and bag look a bit different because the lighting was different in the two rooms.
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2006 04:53:32 PM »

what size needles are those?
i love the varying shades of purple!
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2006 06:19:32 AM »

They're size 9s (5.5 mm), which were pretty big.   Shocked
I'm glad you like the purples. The pattern was shown in two shades of green which was also lovely. Any two shades of the same colour would work well, I think (one light, one dark).
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2006 08:35:55 AM »

Is the mat just novelty? Won't it slide and stretch if she uses it? >_>

Other than that. .. I love the colours! And it's really pretty Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2006 09:00:51 AM »

It should work just fine. Its acrylic so it shouldn't stretch. And she does have a regular mat to put underneath if it does get slippy, but as she has carpet in her apartment (where she does most of her yoga), I don't see that happening.

And, if for some reason it doesn't work as a yoga mat, it makes a great foot/knee blanket.
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