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« on: September 16, 2008 11:19:48 AM »

I have a ton of Red Heart yarn. Mostly a large lot from eBay. So I've been trying to go through it lately and make things with it, and I came up with this gingham purse, fully lined. It's more suited to my size and it sits at my hips.

This was some random wool I got on eBay...wicked itchy. And I'm not sure what to do about the buttons. I don't know if it's me but they keep popping open across my bust. It looks better on my hanger Cheesy (It's the Anth. Capelet but I added length, darts in the front and back, and buttons.
Anything I can do to fix that?

I love this one! It's the Pothole sweater from wakeupdonnie, but I did the pattern a little different, used LB Wool Ease and size 19 (I think) needles.

And I had some extra Magic Stripes from LB used for a pair of knee-highs, so I used the rest for some armwarmers, just a 5x1 RK. I wanted them longer so I used a mystery yarn from eBay...it feels like a wool. I ran out on the second one so I had to improvise for the gray/white rows and blue row using gray and cream yarn and some random blue embroidery floss, lol.

I've been a busy little booger Grin And I still have a lot more to do!

Any suggestions for what I can do about those buttons?

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2008 11:38:36 AM »

You have been seriously busy! I love the pothole sweater and the cardigan particularly.

The only thing I could suggest for the cardigan would be to install little hook and eye closures just beside or above the buttons to keep them from pulling open. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but it would be totally worth a little hand sewing to be able to wear such a cute sweater.
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008 11:46:36 AM »

Wow, everything looks great! I love the armwarmers and the capelet especially. Any chance you could post the chart/instructions/a tutorial of the gingham pattern? It's really cool!

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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008 01:26:29 PM »

Smiley Thanks

I'll just have the steps for the squares because I don't remember, step by step, how I did the entire purse. But I knit in the round using size 8 needles.

Provisional CO 100 sts.
Section 1
Row 1: MC1 K1, MC2 K1 x 10, MC1 K1, P1 x 10, rep to end
Row 2: MC2 K1, MC1 K1 x 10, MC1 P1, K1 x 10, rep to end
Rep these two rows until there are 10 rows

Section 2
Row 1: MC2 K1, P1 x 10, MC2 K1, MC1 K1 x 10, rep to end
Row 2: MC2 P1, K1 x 10, MC1 K1, MC2 K1 x 10, rep to end
Rep these two rows until there are 10 rows

Repeat Sections 1 & 2 as many times as needed.
Each square is 10 x 10 sts.

I actually ran out of green yarn for the bottom so I knit it in the round doing decreases on the 4 corners but it came out bigger than if I had just done the bottom as I did the strap, so if you do it like the strap then a rectangle of 10 x 40 sts is all that's needed then stitch it together.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2008 02:37:16 PM »

I love the pattern on the armwarmers.

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2008 04:01:28 PM »

I love the gingham satchel!

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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2008 08:09:02 PM »

I actually like the way the capelet doesn't close neatly, though I can understand how frstrating it can be when your clothes don't stay closed. LOVE the bag, too, by the way!
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2008 11:11:07 PM »


I had the biggest smile on my face when I saw this Smiley

I'm so happy to see someone used the pattern SmileySmiley And yours looks great.

The rest looks amazing too but I'm just, in such awe.

« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2008 07:42:31 AM »

OMG, you've made some wonderful things!  Now I know what to do with some stripy sock yarn!  You are awesome!
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2008 02:23:17 PM »

Thanks for all the feedback! Grin

My (soon to be) SIL saw my bag and loved it so she bought some dark purple and green yarn, so I'll be making up another one of those. And they go really quickly too.

I had a lot of fun knitting up that mesh top too, I need to make more of them, and it's really comfortable. Thanks for posting a pattern of it Smiley
« Last Edit: September 21, 2008 02:29:48 PM by BlackResonance » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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