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« on: August 27, 2005 01:40:58 PM »

Lo knitters! I was wondering if anyone knows anything about lining a bag knit on rounds. The shape seems like it would be really hard to line (w/ just regular fabric). I'm wondering if it's possible.

Here's a pic or two. Sorry about the size.





excuse my shadow  Tongue

and for fun, action shot!

What do you think? I've never seen lining done like this before, and I don't think it can be. But it would be nice. Oh, and this is a mix of patterns. I can splain it if you want. Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2005 07:51:40 PM »

Does it open up to a full circle if you completely loosened the drawstring? 
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2005 06:15:17 AM »

nope, it decreases as it goes up. i guess I should explain this a bit- it's a rectangle bottom, and I picked it up all the way around it with my circs, then knit up. Then for one row I k2tog + yo to make the holes, then decreased a few rows and bound off.


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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2005 12:29:23 PM »

hmm...well, and this is just a thought, I don't know from experience with this, but I'm thinking do the lining in two pieces: the rectangle bottom and a cylinder/tube.  For the tube of fabric, the circumference would have to be the same size as the widest circumference of the bag and the height of the bag.  You'd have to sew the tube to the rectangle and gather it...or gather it first then sew it on.  You'd end up with a little bunchy-ness, but that's probably what I would do.  I sew, but I'm not so good with that sort of shape.  Maybe some other craftster will be able to give you better advice...
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2005 02:57:37 PM »

Hmm, thanks. I never thought about gathering, which seems pretty smart, actually   Cheesy.

And I too have never lined anything close to this shape before, so yeah.

Thanks for the help. I'll try it out if nothing else is suggested (no offense intended).

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2005 02:22:17 PM »

I like the idea expressed for lining your bag, and I thought I'd add to it.  If you find your fabric lining is bunching up too much at the opening of your bag, you can put darts in the lining to remove excess fabric and eliminate the need to gather.  If you are not familliar with the term "dart", I'll try to explain how to do this. Before starting, turn your bag inside out so the lining is visible.  Take your bag and pin the fabric lining to the knit outside along 1/2 of the opening. Now find the center of the opening half that is  NOT pinned (on both knit and lining). Start pinning your fabric to this edge working from center point out and you should end up with little flaps of extra fabric across from each other. If you "pinch" out the excess along the length of your bag, you can see how it will taper to nothing when the bag reaches it's biggest cir.  Pin the extra pinch out- this is a "dart."  Now you can mark this dart along it's edges and put the excess fabric to the inside of the bag (nice and hidden:) and sew it up!
Hope this wasn't too wordy or complicated and that it was of some help.  Best of luck! 

« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2005 10:58:26 AM »

Thanks! I'll see how it goes.

And though I am familiar with darts, I've never actually used one, and wouodn't have thought to.  So your info helps a lot. Thanks again, both of you.  Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2005 11:16:04 AM »

Let us know how it works out!  Can we see pics when you're done??   Smiley
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2005 10:14:27 AM »

definitely  Cheesy


I thought I'd share with you my very first dart. ^^ I did make the idiotic mistake of pinning wrong sides together on my practice fabric, but my ego and I are pretending it's perfect.
I don't know why the pic is so crappy...

Evidently I didn't cut the edge as straight as I thought I did, but whatever. Now that I know a bit more about how this works, all I have to do is find some fabric to match...
I really hope my bag doesn't turn out all mutilated >< at least knitting I know more what the h*ll I'm doing!

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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2005 03:09:10 PM »

Congrats on your first dart!  Looks great!  You probubly did cut that edge strait, but the nature of the dart makes it pull unevenly at the edge. To make it look strait when it's done, it needs to be cut unevenly.  You can leave some excess fabric to work with at the top of your dart area and trim it down when you're ready to do the final sew-down.  Best of luck and I'll  check in on you again when I have my next chance online.

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