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Topic: Purse/Bag Pattern for Cascade Magnum - Super Bulky  (Read 546 times)
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« on: January 17, 2008 03:39:08 PM »

I've refrained from asking this for a while, because I kept thinking "Oh, I can find one on my own! Surely all I need is a little help from google..." Well, that didn't work!

So I appeal to you guys - I have two skeins of Cascade Magnum, which is super bulky. The gauge is 1.5 sts/inch and the recommended needle size is 15. What I really want to make with it is some kind of over-the-shoulder purse (which I would line with fabric), but if I can't find a pattern for that I could try a messenger-style bag. Do you guys know of any for a yarn this thick?

I have a really specific idea in mind, but I'm not sure I'm good enough to write my own pattern. Oh, and while you're at it, do any of you know any good stitch patterns for a yarn this thick? I've tried swatching a few different stitches and none of the details come out, because the yarn obscures everything.

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008 09:57:34 PM »

Can you use any of the bag patterns but adjust according to your gauge? I would think a yarn like that would look best without any pattern, really. It is such gorgeous yarn!

You could also felt it and for that, using the pattern for Amanda's squatty sidekick, you'd get a nice sized purse.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008 10:23:59 PM »

i have a pattern somewhere, bought it ages ago, but when i tried to make it the bobbles etc were simply too much for the needle size & wool size, so i ended up knitting the whole thing in st.st then embellishing the finished bag - i can have a look for the pattern info if you want?
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008 07:05:14 PM »

i can have a look for the pattern info if you want?

If you'd like, but I'd hate to make you go through any trouble!

I like your idea about using plain st stitch and embellishing later. I also found an FO (a  hat, not a bag) that used cables, and they stood out pretty well, even with the Magnum yarn. So I might find an existing pattern and convert it to st st and cables. Hmm.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2008 12:40:42 AM »

have found it! its a sirdar bigga wool pattern, so will be similar - will take a pic of the pattern later & post it on here, & see if the details are any use for you
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