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Aunt Suzi
« on: January 05, 2008 10:58:42 AM »

Over the course of the past 6 mos., I made 2 Saturday Market Bags (http://www.magknits.com/June06/patterns/market.htm):

One is for my mom, who is about to move from the suburbs into Seattle, and the other is for my boyfriend's mom, who just moved from Salt Lake to Singapore.  Big lifestyle changes, meriting new shopping bags, in my opinion.

I used Tahki Chat Print, a discontinued cotton tape yarn, for both.  And modded both quite a bit, inspired by disdressed (http://disdressed.blogspot.com/2006/08/string-bag.html).  I did 2 handles instead of one (more strength, and easier to open and load), used some seed stitch instead of stretchier garter stitch, and added a reinforced base. 

There are some more pics and more explanation on my blog. 

These are, I think, great bags!  I hope they wear well!

(Oh, and they didn't actually take 6 mos. to knit.  I made some other things, too.  Wink)

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008 12:57:02 PM »

Love the first one! Pretty colors!

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008 01:11:44 PM »

Ooo, very, very nice.  I LOVE the colors!

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2008 04:46:23 PM »

Very pretty! The cotton tape yarn makes them very interesting.

Aunt Suzi
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008 06:37:04 PM »

Thanks!  I loved the colors, too.  And as far as I can tell, the tape yarn made a fine choice.

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