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« on: November 30, 2004 12:55:27 AM »

This is my first post to the knitting boards, but I wanted to share this:

my best friend is a yoga instructor, and she doesn't have a bag for her mat, so for xmas i made her a knit yoga bag.
it was really easy, and since i have only been knitting for about 6 months, it had to be.

i used 16" circular needles, and knit a tube about 28" long, i then knit an i-cord for the draw-string to close the bag, (which you can only sort-of see in the picture) and stitched it in a hem/seam i stitched at the top of the tube.

i then made a strap, like you'd knit a scraf, i wanted it to be able to be worn over the shoulder like a messenger bag, so it was almost as long as the bag. i then stitched the strap on, and there you have it.

it took me awhile, but i think it turned out great, and my friend is going to love it!

here is a (bad) picture, let me know if you want more detailed instructions. i pretty much made it up as i went along, which seemed to work, especially b/c i'm not really a detail-oriented person, and i'm still new to knitting.


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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2004 03:37:28 AM »

Wow, thats really nice  Smiley I love the yarn you chose. Thanks for the info, too!
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2004 04:50:57 AM »

That turned out great! Someone could even use that if they were one of those artsy students that carry around the cardboard tube w/ their stuff inside (which we have lots of here in Pgh).

What type of yarn did you use?


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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2004 06:19:30 AM »

That is sweet. I do yoga, I knit...but I never take my yoga mat outside of my house. [Viva la DVD]. Maybe I'll make one anyway. Cause..uh...you never know!
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2004 10:48:44 AM »

Conley,
That is such an AWSOME idea! I'm an art student always lugging around drawings...that bag would be perfect!
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2004 01:39:54 PM »

Thanks Tere.

But another nod to gypsysoul3, I like your design alot, you should post a tutorial for all the starving art school kids out there.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2004 11:23:06 AM »

Thanks for all the compliments! it makes me feel good that other knitters like the bag. i've showed it to my hubby and one of my friends--neither of whom knit--and they think it's great, but it's different when it comes from knitters. tee.hee.

anyway, i used Lion Brand Homespun yarn, so it's soft and fluffy, so you could even use it to kneel on or roll under your back (during savasana) . I don't remember what color it was, it had dark pinks/burgundys with a hint of blue/purple.  it took about 2 skiens--actually probably less.

when i get a chance, i'll try to rig up a better tute, i need to work it out in my head--and maybe on paper--first, since i sort of made it up as i went along.
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2004 01:25:19 PM »

whoa, looks awsome.  and i totally bought 2 skeins of homespun in blue, and couldn't bring myself to knit a scarf out of it (i know i wouldn't finish it)  but now i'm all excited, it looks great.  my fellow yoginis are all going to want one!  great job, girl! Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2004 02:40:41 PM »

What a unique idea for a gift!  You're brilliant!

I have a friend's mom who is a super health/yoga/spiritual growth nut.  This would be a really great gift for her sometime.

What size needles?  And did you just garter stitch?
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2004 01:03:20 AM »

What a unique idea for a gift!  You're brilliant!

I have a friend's mom who is a super health/yoga/spiritual growth nut.  This would be a really great gift for her sometime.

What size needles?  And did you just garter stitch?

Thanks so much! i love all this positve feedback.

anyway, i used size 10.5 needles,(16"circular) and i guess i just used garter stitch (though i'm still new to the names of stitches). since i did it on circular needles, it looks knit on one side (the wrong side) (w/ the "bumps") and purled (w/ "V's") on the other, though you can't really tell b/c i used a fluffy textured yarn--which also helped to hide any flaws and the seams.

i haven't sent it to my friend (she's in chicago, and i'm in hawaii) but i'm sure (hoping) she'll love it.
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