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Topic: Knifty Knitter Purse & Cat Sweater  (Read 22718 times)
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soadchik
« on: February 09, 2006 07:35:04 AM »

I made this purse about a month ago with my Knifty Knitter.  It was pretty simple to make... it's basically just a rectangle (that tapers a bit at the ends) folded in half.  I used Wool-ease thick & quick yarn in a dark grey color.  A brooch was used as the closure (gotta love the $1 section at Target!). Since I can't sew yet... I cut out the lining of an old purse I dont use anymore and hand stitched it to the inside of the purse. It's the first purse I've ever made, and I'm pretty happy with the outcome! Smiley



Basic directions are:

Using the green loom, make a rectangle that is
3" of garter stitch (one row of purl, one row of knit)
one row of drop stitch
7" of 2x2 rib stitch
one row of drop stitch
3" of garter stitch
Knit off the loom. (make the rectangle as wide as you want.  To make it longer, just mess with the measurements I mentioned.. make sure they are mirrors of each other or it won't line up tho')

fold purse in half so everything lines up and sew the sides together..

the strap and closure are just skinny rectangles in the garter stitch b/c it's a bit heftier than stockinette.  Weave ribbon through the drop stitches.. I then lined the strap with ribbon to make it stronger.  And I lined the purse with fabric. 

www.yarngear.com has directions on how to do all of the different stitches I mentioned on a Knifty Knitter.
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2006 08:29:25 AM »

Wow!

That looks amazing!  Even though you said that it was simple, that's what's so great about it....being able to make something simple into something creative and elegant looking.  I realy like it.

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2006 09:42:29 AM »

thats awesome... I have the set and I've never used it b/c I thought you could just make hats. thanks for some great inspiration!~
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soadchik
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2006 10:37:13 AM »

thats awesome... I have the set and I've never used it b/c I thought you could just make hats. thanks for some great inspiration!~

I've made scarves, hats, arm warmers, purses, a cat sweater & a baby blanket with the knifty knitter.  You can also convert regular knitting patterns to work on the knifty knitter.  You just have to keep in mind that you are limited with how many cast ons you can do and that it will need a bulky/super bulky weight yarn...  I'm working on a stuffed toy cat right now.  Kind of a modification of the one seen on knitty.com   I'm also working on a shrug... I'm doing the one on the knifty knitter site (www.provocraft.com) right now, but I also have an idea for one that will be more fitted that I'll try when I finish these two projects.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2006 01:31:04 PM »

a CAT sweater? you know...if i put my either of my cats in a sweater they would probably scratch my eyes out  Tongue but they would still be cute in a little sweater....heh you have me an idea! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2006 01:36:29 PM »



Here's my cat martini in his cat sweater.  He's the only cat I would put in a sweater b/c he just doesnt care.  LOL  Our other two cats would probably scratch the crap out of me if I even attempted to do that.
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2006 01:59:17 PM »

Wow, I had no idea one could do so much using those things. Good job, it's very pretty!
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2006 02:07:03 PM »

Here's my cat martini in his cat sweater.  He's the only cat I would put in a sweater b/c he just doesnt care.  LOL  Our other two cats would probably scratch the crap out of me if I even attempted to do that.

okay, i just about peed myself when i saw that picture.  Cheesy that is just too classic!

i'm actually struggling through a scarf on the long kniftyknitter right now/since june and now i feel much more inspired after reading this post and the sites y'all recommended. so thanks for that, and the great laughs from that cat photo. hooohaaa
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soadchik
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2006 02:23:39 PM »

I have the rectangle KK, but I've yet to use it.  I like making flat scarves on the round looms better.  Their small size is just easier to hold and work with..  I only bought the rectangle one b/c I didnt know you could flat knit on the round looms.

I made that cat/dog sweater (well it's actually more like a vest) on the redloom (use whatever size loom that would fit the circumfrence of your pet) it's basically just a piece that looks like this

with ties or buttons along the sides.  I just put yarn ties on b/c Martini only wore it for that picture (that went on our christmas cards).. if it was for a dog or something, buttons or pretty ribbon would look better.  But yea.. it ties along their back.

The front part is knit in the round except for the arm hole parts.. then it's flat knit and you decrease to get it to taper towards the end
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2006 08:55:03 PM »

The cat sweater is a great idea!  I wish I'd had one last month when Pawlette, Kitten of Evil (see avatar) was spayed.  She had to wear one of those plastic Elizabethan collars that damned near choked her.  I tried all sorts of things to keep her from licking her surgical site after I had to ditch the collar.

Would you ever seriously consider making these for that reason?  Out of a sport weight cotton, perhaps?  Something that could bend to allow them to eat and drink (and could be washed easily) but would prevent them from licking wounds?  I know there would be a market for them.

Your purse is really cute too.
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