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Topic: The Lotorp Bag - is it worth buying the book for the pattern?  (Read 1246 times)
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« on: April 09, 2008 07:08:41 PM »

I saw a picture of the lotorp bag tonight and I fell in LOVE. It's so pretty I want one. But is it really worth buying the book just for the one pattern? OR are there any other bags that any has seen (through Ravelry or what have you) that resemble the lotorp bag (in size and shape - I love the slouchy, big bag look)
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008 06:06:40 PM »

I had never heard of this bag so I just looked it up, and you're right - it is gorgeous. Now I don't know if suggesting this is verboten or not, but to me this looks like something that could be eyeballed, without a pattern. To me it looks like three identically sized diamond pieces sewn together and then with a handle put on. You'd just need to do a tension swatch and a little math.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008 06:15:42 PM »

See if your local library has a copy or can get it on loan.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008 07:37:16 AM »

Blueeyes - since it's been a bit have you found another option yet?

Rather than separate diamond shapes maybe something like this

Knit from handle to handle in garter stitch. It looks like the decreases and increases were done 3 or 4 stitches from the edges.

Of course that gives you the shape - sorry I'm gonna be no help on the size other than recommend a swatch and a little math to figure how many stitches you need for the desired size.

Knitty's Unbiased might help with figuring the size.

Some people have commented that Unbiased is not as usefully as they would like because the V shape at the top of the bag limits how much it will actually hold. I would imagine the Lotorp bag could present the same problem.

Does anyone's libraries carry those "soft sided more like a magazine" pattern books that the yarn companies produce? I would have thought they wouldn't but if they do I'll try interlibrary loans (I suppose I could just check at the library huh  Smiley).
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008 02:25:18 PM »

elijor's on the right track: a blogger posted a pre-seaming photo of a Lotorp bag (from Noro Revisited by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton) at http://gromitknits.typepad.com/gromit_knits/2005/11/index.html.
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2008 07:13:29 AM »

Great thank you. I didn't start yet because I was on TDY when I posted that but wasn't doing much knitting there. =( Thanks for the help.
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2008 11:08:31 AM »

Anyone have a suggestion on what type of increase I should use? Would a KFB work? And if so would I just do it once each row or once at the beginning and at the end?
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2008 07:42:59 PM »

Just guessing of course but I'd say a kfb should work just fin. I would probably do the increase at the beginning of each row. If you decide to do beginning and end of each row then you should probably only increase every other row.

Not that you ask - yet anyway  Smiley - but I'd probably do a ssk at the beginning of each row for the decrease.

By the way when I say "at the beginning" I do mean after the edge stitches. 2 or 3 stitches would probably be good for the edge.

Off topic but ar e you a soldier? 20 years of Army life and I don't think anyone else uses the term TDY. If you are THANK YOU for serving.
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2008 09:26:51 PM »


Off topic but ar e you a soldier? 20 years of Army life and I don't think anyone else uses the term TDY. If you are THANK YOU for serving.

Yes my hubby and myself are both in the Army. TDY = no fun! =( I didn't get any knitting done there.

Thank you for your support!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2008 04:31:02 PM »

I do really like that bag, too.  Which book is it in?   Does anyone know?  Maybe Ravelry will tell me, I'll  see if I can find it.
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