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« on: July 23, 2007 07:39:10 PM »

Pattern: none. I had a general idea of what I wanted and just made it up as I went along.
Yarn: Bernat's Denimstyle in color Canvas
Needles: US8 circulars
Dimensions: 15.5" across bottom, 7.5" across top, 9.5" tall at center

I really enjoyed making this. It's a design I've had in mind for quite some time and I'm so glad I've finally completed it. The only thing I'm not happy about is that the shape and stretch make it difficult to line. I've already wasted some fabric trying to get the right shape, but it didn't work. I'll eventually get it right (I hope  Embarrassed). Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007 07:40:50 PM »

That is gorgeous! I love how it's just one color. Usually you see it in variegated. Nice touch with the ribbon.

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007 07:42:25 PM »

ooooh i like...it's seeing things like this that make me want to continue learning to knit

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007 07:45:41 PM »

OMG, it's so adorable! I love the entrelac; I've been dying to try it, but it's so intimidating. This is seriously too cute. (Love the ribbon!)

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2007 07:51:00 PM »

I love it!  I can't figure out how to do entrelac for the life of me, I admire you!

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2007 07:56:46 PM »

Very pretty! I love the color!
So, you want to line it... perhaps you should make the lining smaller than the purse. That way, matching the purse's shape won't matter, and you'll be preserving the shape of the purse. Think about making the lining a true rectangle, extending from one side of the garter-stitch edging (that is garter stitch, right?) to the other, straight down nearly to the bottom of the bag, sewn like an envelope. When you put things inside, it will be less likely to alter the pretty shape.
Consider adding a stiff interfacing to the lining, too. The overall idea would be to add a hard inner shell (the lining)to a flexible outer shell (the purse). Entrelac sometimes stretches funny (due to its construction), so it may be best to try not to stretch it too much.
Another thing-if you add this kind of liner, you could add a magnetic closure or zipper directly to the lining, instead of to your knit fabric.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2007 08:05:31 PM »

That is very nice! As for lining it, you could look up some of the tips people have posted for lining the Fat Bottom Bag from SnB Happy Hooker, as it kind of has the same skinny on top, fat on bottom, difficult to line shape.

« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2007 08:47:58 PM »

this is beautiful and i love the ribbon detail

« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2007 10:15:13 PM »

It's so elegant, I'm interested to see what fabric you choose to line it with.  Great purse!   Smiley
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2007 05:07:45 AM »

Really cute purse!  The ribbon is a nice touch.  I love the envelope idea for lining it and using stiff interfacing.  That should do the trick.

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