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Br1na
« on: July 10, 2005 08:56:56 AM »

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/products/ap/NMV4832_ap.jpg

I'd like to try to knit something which looks (similar to) this. It's crochet, so I don't think I would be able to make 'exactly' this, but I plan to try anyway.  here's what I would like to know:

-- for the main part and the top-closing part would I be able to just knit, or is there another stitch which would look better?
-- for the ruffle, just a strip of ribbing, gathered and sewn on, yes?

Its probably a few projects away for me, but I would like to start thinking/planning now.  Any yarn recommendations would be much appreciated
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2005 09:12:19 AM »

Cute!  It looks knit to me... garter stitch on the body and a rib on the ruffle. You need something thick for the body and a matching color in a thinner yarn for the front...  My LYS carries this wool from New Zealand that comes in super thick and matching thinner yarns.  It's got a white label with a ship on it... (I can't remember the name, I know, so helpful!)  Although you may be able to just triple the yarn for the body, and use one kind of yarn.   
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2005 09:22:17 AM »

It IS knit.  I would recomend Rowan Handknit DK...or...Rowan All Seasons for the garter stitch and maybe Rowan Glace for tht 1x1 ribbing.  The yarn pictured looks very similar to the ones I listed.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2005 09:30:27 AM »

What a cute purse.  It is indeed knit.  You could garter stitch a rectangle, then fold it over, with enough left over for your flap.  Then you could fold in the corners of the bottom, to give it a base, and sew them down.  Then you could pick up stitches along the flap (and maybe around the back?  I don't see exactly how the ruffle works there) and work one or two rows st stitch.  Then an eyelet row, then another st stitch row.  Then you could increase every other stich in rib (knit one stich, m1 purlwise, then on the next row you have 1x1 rib).  Then work until the ruffle is the desired length. 
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Br1na
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2005 09:43:51 AM »



Here's
the full bag description (yeah $930 US). I think the ruffle goes all the way around, and I'll definately be giving it a shot the way you suggest, Quincy134!  I might not make it go all the way around, I expect it would just annoy me.

For yarns, I didn't even realize they were different thicknesses (I'm not very observant like that). I'll have to a) locate and b) ask my LYS which lines carry the same colours in different thicknesses (I'm sure there are lots, right? Right.)

Thanks, all  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2005 10:04:41 AM »

They might actually NOT be different thicknesses, I think the ribbed bit may just be on smaller needles.  But in any case, Lamb's Pride is easy to come by in at least two, usually three weights.

The construction looks almost exactly like the "Jordy Bag" here at Craftster, only the pieces are knit instead of cut fabric, and there's no bottom seem.  You start from one top edge, knit the length of body you want, bo a few stitches on each side, knit the narrower bit for just less than  double the length of the number of stitches you cast off, cast back ON, the same number of stitches on each end and knit the wide width again to match the first bit.  Next comes the flap. You'll bo stitches at each end for this, maybe 2 more than you did the first time, and knit that for a little way.  It's easy.  Then, you pick up stitches along the flap edges, and along the row where you bound off stitches to MAKE the flap.  Work the ruffle like Quincy suggested.

When you're through knitting, you sew together your two long side seams, and then sew the short bottom seam and youi're through, unless you want to line it.  And you could make a tag.  Use shrinky dink stuff and have it say "feiti" instead of "Fendi" (like counterfeit...)
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2005 12:11:45 PM »

Cute purse!  I concur about it being knit.  Isn't it funny that the website calls it "crocheted"?  Often crocheted items are listed as "knit" but I've never seen it go the other way around! 
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2005 12:25:20 PM »

It is knit , and now i am desperatly trying to work out how they have connected the rib , or if its all one piece .


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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2005 03:37:09 PM »

I love how some retailers just can't seem to figure out the difference between knit and crochet. Oh well. Their bad for not doing their homework!

Cute purse, totally could make something similar in a couple hours. In fact, I just might. I'd probably use a DK or maybe worsted weight yarn for the ruffle, and then double it for the body. Also, I noticed that the ruffle is a 1x1 rib which seems to be reduced to stockinette and (I suspect) has a row of eyelets to thread that rather lovely bow through. My guess for copying the ruffle would be to use a provisional cast-on to cast on an odd number of stitches, do about 8 rows of K1P1 rib, then on the next RS row do K2tog all the way (to halve the number of stitches), do 3 rows of stockinette (so purl one row, knit one row, purl one more row). I wish I could get a better look to see how the eyelets were done. I'd probably do *K2, YO, K2tog* to end, then on the next row,  purl across. Two more rows in stockinette, then BO.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2005 01:09:20 AM »

Its looks as though you cast on seperately for the rib and when you come to the end , you k 2 the cast 2 , then sew to the bag.

I guess the bow is a i cord.


Whos up for a Knit along lol
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