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« on: May 31, 2007 05:33:27 PM »

i'm going to be making a belated b-day/graduation gift for a friend. she's asked for a summer/beach tote bag.

this is what i have planned:
a square/rectagular base in chocolate brown
picking up stitches all the way aroun, to knit in the round.
about an in up the sides still in chocolate brown.
a few inches in lime green
then the ball band pattern introducing white
ball band pattern switching the white and green (this way there is now more white than green)
finished with white

so it will be (from top to bottom):
white
white with green
green with white
green
brown

she wants bamboo wooden handles

i'm also thinking of lining it with a green and white bandana

my question is:
what yarn would be best for this??

thanks in advance for any and all ideas
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2007 05:49:47 PM »

My instinct would be Sugar n Cream.  Strong but easily washed, and she could probably shake the sand right out of it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007 06:02:02 PM »

Any cotton yarn should work beautifully.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2007 11:44:17 PM »

Yeah, a strong cotton would work great, particularly a mercerized cotton, which absorbs less moisture than regular cotton (Takhi Cotton Classic and Plymouth Fantasy Naturale are good and affordable). Sugar and creme cotton would work too, and is very very cheap, but I'm pretty sure it's not mercerized-- I think mercerized cotton would be best
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2007 07:05:51 AM »

wonderful!!!

i was thinking cotton, but i wanted feedback before i bought anything.

will post pictures as soon as it's finished.

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2007 09:27:18 AM »

You could also use a nylon yarn (the sand will shake right off), but it can be tough to work with. I'd go with cotton.
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