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« on: March 02, 2006 01:45:06 PM »

PATTERN NOW COMPLETE.
VISIT MY BLOG FOR A KNIT-ALONG BUTTON AND FREE PDF OF THE PATTERN!

and, be sure to post pics of your lovely FOs here:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/77269492@N00/


Anybody care to join me in figuring out a pattern for this gorgeous bag?
http://knitlit.blogspot.com/2006/02/it-taunts-me.html

More notes and updates on pattern progress (and a cute button) here:
http://knitlit.blogspot.com

And here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hitbyabus/106745499/

I found a tutorial for the corkscrew fringe here: http://knittingincolor.blogspot.com/2006/01/knitted-curlicues-curlicues-are.html

I've searched a bunch of counterpane resources to try to find that garter stitch scallop stitch pattern, but so far, no luck. I'm planning to experiment with some swatches soon.

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006 02:24:20 PM »

That's seriously the cutest thing! I'm so tempted to play with some swatches.

Must... focus on... WIPs. Gah!
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006 02:26:24 PM »

That bag is GORGEOUS. I bet some craftsters could do amazing things with a pattern like that.
I do not, however, have ANY idea of how to knit it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2006 07:13:24 PM »

Here's another pix of it from http://www.salvatoreferragamo.it/web/index.html

It says on their website:
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Hand crocheted cotton tote, Sand colour with natural wicker frame closure.

It certainly is pretty!
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2006 07:35:15 PM »

thanks for that pic oona...yeah, they call this knit bag a "crocheted carry-all" and the crocheted bag "knitted." go figure.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?cmCat=search&itemId=prod22120029
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2006 11:47:23 AM »

Yeah, that bag is definitely knitted.  But the corkscrew fringe is crocheted, so maybe they thought it all was...  we say the same problem with the knitted Fendi bag.  It makes no sense.  I mean, if one or two random crafters can tell the difference, surely it wouldn't take that much for people who should KNOW better to learn.

That bag is beautiful, though.  The pattern makes my brain feel... like the pattern looks.  A little twisty and scrunched.  Yikes!

And dig this Valentino bag:
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod21740013&parentId=cat7850742&masterId=cat7370750&index=24&cmCat=cat000000cat000141cat000258cat7370748cat7370750cat7850742

What if we did a general designer bag along?  I don't think I could pull off the feragamo, but I bet I could do the Valentino.
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2006 02:20:24 PM »

hey lothruin, that valentino bag is gorgeous, too! and i love the idea about a general designer bag-along. why the hell not? the fashion world seems to be craftier than ever these days...check this out: http://knitlit.blogspot.com/2006/02/help-me-god.html#comments

p.s. i don't know if the sal f. fringe is knit or crocheted, but you can definitely do curlicues with two sticks! i posted a link to a tutorial that shows how.

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2006 04:15:00 PM »

I love those bags, too....The woman who owns the yarn store I frequent has figured out the pattern and the bag is awesome. She sells it in a kit, which includes the yarn and handle for, I think $75.00. I think they have it posted on their website if you want to check it out.....www.stitchcafe.com.
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2006 07:44:52 PM »

OK, I pulled out my Mon Tricot stitch dictionary and happened upon a stitch called "the baskets" which looks strikingly similar.  Then I looked at the bag in a large view at Neiman Marcus.  Then I decided that the stitch pattern probably isn't that tough.

I'll have to play with it, but I think it's really doable.
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2006 04:11:55 AM »

i agree. i'm planning to try some swatches this weekend.

p.s. some additional thoughts/ideas here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hitbyabus/106745499/
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