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kristiface
« on: February 22, 2005 01:54:19 PM »

I found this pattern
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTfrenchmarket.html
on knitty and have been drooling over it ever since.  It's more complicated than any of the hats and scarves I've tried before! but I think it'll be a fun project.  Is anyone else interested in knitting along with me?
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ctgirl
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2005 02:41:39 PM »


I love felted bags and had liked this pattern as well.  I might join you, it will be a nice break from sweater knitting.  If I do make it, I'll probably knit it with a worsted weight yarn I have in my stash.  Looks like a fun bag to knit up and should be pretty quick.  A few of the measurements in the pattern look kinda wonky though (like a bag circumference of 44 inches.?)
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kristiface
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2005 03:27:51 PM »

You're right.  I'm going to take the pattern to my knitting group and brainstorm a bit over the weekend, because there seems to be a couple of issues.  At the LYS the owner convinced me to go up in needle size (to an 8 ) as well, because she thought it would felt up better. I'll post whatever info I can find out once I get started on it. 
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xntrick
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2005 08:09:04 AM »

I'm not knitting this but I did come across some interesting pictures on this blog the other day.  I thought it may or may not alleviate any worries about the size as you go along.  That's a direct link to the unfelted results.  Just scroll up for the felted results.   Smiley  (This blog also has a cute pattern for a button-hole bag that I must try some day.)
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kristiface
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2005 12:56:54 PM »

OOoh, thanks for linking the blog-- that place is fantastic!  The post to the pre-felted bag is here: http://www.masondixonknitting.com/archives/2005_01.html#000825, and boy it DOES look huge.  But that answers ctgirl's questions about the circumference of the bag. 

I've started knitting the bottom of my bag, which I'm excited about (man I wish I were a faster knitter!).  I'm using Cascade 220 (in a reddish brown [2403] and a lighter khaki color). 
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kaybee
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2005 01:22:22 PM »

i'm in the middle of knitting this bag---in a purple and blue bulky yarn. i'm only using one color for the whole thing.  i have about an inch to go before the handles.  it takes a while because each round is 200 stitches.  my daughter thinks she's getting this bag---but i think i like it too much and will keep it myself.

it's not complicated at all to make--i knit the bottom with regular needles--not dpn's---
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kristiface
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2005 01:46:42 PM »

Oooh, feel free to post progress here!  I'd love to see how it's shaping up!

I'm knitting the bottom flat as well.  Do you like the shape?  I was a little concerned that the bottom might come out a little more square than it looks in the photo on the pattern, though I'm sure a sufficient amount of blocking could rectify that.
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kaybee
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2005 10:55:12 AM »

I am up to the handles---have done 2 out of 4 halves. it looks really good. i can't wait  to felt it. i took a picture,but have to wait for my daughter to put it up on the computer.
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kaybee
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2005 11:27:18 AM »

 
 

this is the bag with 2 handles done. i'm hoping to finish the handles tonight and sew them together tomorrow.it's really big and floppy---but i think it will felt up really well.
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kaybee
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2005 01:05:13 PM »

finished it today---i did the kitchener stitch for the first time---and it worked!!!!!!

i'll post pre and post felting pics tomorrow. Grin
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