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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2006 11:45:00 AM »

Wow, gorgeous! Maybe I need a back issue, too. Smiley How "sturdy" is it? I did a felted market bag from Knitty and it just seemed a bit flimsy. Maybe I didn't felt long enough? Yours looks very solid. Great job!
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2006 05:13:51 PM »

Thanks all!
I didn't realize that Knit it! is only a yearly magazine so there is only one copy for 2002. I found a link that shows the cover of it on Lion Brand's site.

http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/lionbrand/knititPatterns.fcgi

It's issue #2 with Scarves are Hot as the first text under the title

About the 'sturdyness'- It's very sturdy indeed.
The body of the bag is knit in 3 pieces - main piece and two side pieces with garter stitch as an edge along the top and on the whole bottom of the piece.

The main piece has two channels for plastic runners to give the top structure and the bottom has a piece of plastic in it too. 
The pattern called for quilting template plastic. I didn't have any, so I used plastic rulers that I got for $.25 and stole the bottom piece from a different tote I didn't use anymore. Wink

The pieces are joined with single crochet and then a return of slip stitches back over the the sc.

The main body is knit from single strand bulky weight Lamb's Pride (10 1/2 US needle)
Flowers, leaves and vines in single strand worsted (8 US needle)
Straps in double strand worsted (10 1/2 US needle)
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2006 08:09:20 PM »

It's really beautiful - great work!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2006 09:30:38 PM »

This is nice.  Defitenly worth the effort.
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2006 10:01:42 PM »

I sent an email to Lionbrand that read:

I was wondering if you are still distributing this magazine, or if you know where I could get the pattern for this tote, that was featured in the issue.

And they wrote back:

Thank you!

We're sorry but this issue is totally sold out.



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Customer Support

Lion Brand Yarn Company

http://www.lionbrand.com

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So how do I find this pattern now?!!?

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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2006 10:48:21 PM »

That is really pretty! I love the water bottle pocket. 

As for what someone else said, I agree; I am jealous of you that can get back copies at the library.
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2006 05:52:02 AM »

It is wonderful! Thank you for sharing! And thank you for sharing the description! Your bag reminds me of the ones at http://www.nonibags.com/ .
I love the stem of the handles "growing" from the bag. Your bag has a nice shape too.

I don't think it would be hard to come up with a pattern. There are so many free patterns of felted bags around. And patterns of felted flowers can be found here:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTpetals.html
http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/poppy.htm
or in this book:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1931543887/002-8429786-1511227?v=glance&n=283155&v=glance
I think the flowers on the Noni bags are made with 4 petals on each layer and they decrease in size. Some petals are made with mohair to have that nice effect.
I've been into felted flower bags for a while and collected patterns and images for making one... You got me very inspired!

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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2006 11:20:27 AM »

I found it! Some one is selling this issue on eBay. Looks like they only have one though. Cry

But where there is one, there might be more!  Smiley

here it is


http://cgi.ebay.com/Better-Homes-and-Gardens-Knit-It-March-2002_W0QQitemZ8261756506QQcategoryZ1362QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2006 05:23:15 PM »

That's awesome. I am working on a knitted ( to be felted) bag myself for my cameras when I travel. Your bag has inspired me to do something slightly different than what I was planning. Thanks for the ideas.
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« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2006 07:04:42 PM »

I LOVE THIS BAG!  GREAT JOB.
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