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dancingbarefoot
« on: June 25, 2007 06:21:26 PM »

I designed this shopping bag and knit it on my standard gauge knitting machine:



I'm calling it Susitna after Mt. Susitna, a mountain I see every day (also called Sleeping Lady). It's super stretchy and can hold a ton of stuff. I think I'll be making several of these for Christmas presents.

ETA: free pattern is available on my blog
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007 06:33:36 PM »

Beautiful work and I LOVE the color you chose!  Reminds me of a sunset.  That bag would be perfect grocery shopping at the local co-op and farmer's market.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007 06:38:18 PM »

what is a knitting machine? i'm intrigued...i have a knifty knitter loom (well several of them) but so far i can only make hats and scarves. i tried mittens but those were a hilarious disaster.

your bag is nice. and it does look perfect for farmers market shopping Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007 07:16:17 PM »

love the bag.  i just recently knit one also for a swap I was in and was wondering what type of machine you used.   I knit mine on a bond.



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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007 08:05:52 PM »

There are knitting machines?
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007 08:30:30 PM »

Thanks, everyone! Smiley

The yarn is some nameless cotton I got by unraveling a $1 thrift store sweater. It's somewhere between fingering and sport weight. Half of the plies are orange and half are red, so it ends up a nice mottled color.

love the bag.  i just recently knit one also for a swap I was in and was wondering what type of machine you used.   I knit mine on a bond.

Cute bag!  Smiley

I used a standard-gauge (4.5 mm) knitting machine with a ribber attachment. Mine's a Brother KH-860 with KR-850 ribber. About 30 years old but still in pristine condition and a workhorse. Best $100 I ever spent at a garage sale.  Grin

There are knitting machines?

Sure are. The first knitting machine was invented 400 years ago in Europe, actually. Most are commercial - all those sweaters in stores certainly aren't knit on two needles - but there are various knitting machines for home use.
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2007 08:39:54 PM »

Love the bag! I have a Brother KX-350 (only used it once), any chance you're posting the pattern?

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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2007 09:00:54 PM »

wow.  i love this bag.  it's very striking.
i envy the ones getting these as christmas gifts!  heh.
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dancingbarefoot
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2007 09:02:22 PM »

Love the bag! I have a Brother KX-350 (only used it once), any chance you're posting the pattern?

Thanks!

I am, actually. Free pattern coming to blog sometime tonight when I finish proofing it is now on my blog. If you use it, please let me know if there are any mistakes.
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cupcake-girl
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2007 07:33:58 AM »

Man, that is one eco-friendly bag. You should make a bunch of them and sell them--that would help keep more plastic out of landfills.
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