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« on: October 06, 2006 10:42:22 AM »

This bag was made using the "Brea" pattern from Berroco. It's a Christmas gift for my MIL. The knitting went quickly, the finishing took FOREVER!

I used Lion Brand Wool-ease in Forest Green Heather.

Had to make my own pattern for the lining, that was quite an adventure!  Tongue I used a tapestry remnant I found for 1.99 at the fabric store. The pictures don't quite capture it's beauty, it has a subtle sheen to it. It turned out better than I thought, the stiffness of the fabric gives the bag structure.

I knitted the cabled strap and lined it with the tapestry fabric so it wouldn't stretch out with use.

The rings that attach the strap are from the hardware store. The button is from my MIL's mother's button tin, so it has more sentimental value than glamour.

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2006 10:43:43 AM »

That's awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2006 10:46:39 AM »

Looks great! I really like the color.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2006 10:54:27 AM »

so cute!! seriously awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2006 11:05:06 AM »

Beautiful bag - that yarn looks like it was a perfect choice. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2006 03:01:14 PM »

wow! looks so professional! do you recommend wool-ease for this pattern? the more I see these, the more I want one!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2006 03:22:10 PM »

gorgeous!  you've inspired me to (finally) line a purse i made in august!
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2006 04:55:29 PM »

i like it alot.
and using a really heavy fabric for structure seems so obvious, but wasn't to me. i was put off knitting this by the thought that it would stretch out of shape.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2006 06:09:36 PM »

Yes, I would recommend wool ease. I think it worked out well.
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2006 07:24:59 PM »

Kudos to you for knitting a cabled handle.  I used a recyled old belt that is starting to look like its seen better days (since I love my purse so much)  I may end up taking the belt off and stealing your idea.  Wink
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