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« on: February 26, 2007 09:00:57 AM »

In need of a roomy, lightweight tote to sling over my shoulder on upcoming vacations, I'm making the Petunia bag from IK spring 07.

There are two things I love best about this pattern: it's a classic, practical shape, and the stitchwork tells the whole story.

Anyone else making this?

I'm using white 100% cotton yarn from a recycled sweater which is about the same gauge as Cotton Classic.
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007 09:13:11 AM »

i really loved this pattern too!  i really can't be starting ANOTHER project right now, but it's on my to do list!  looking forward to seeing yours!
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2007 08:48:22 AM »

I started this last night.  I am using 100% organic cotton.  I have to frog a project to use up the yarn as I go, I am hoping I have enough.  I am probably at least 50 yards short, but I'll just leave out a few rows if I'm running short.  I also have never lined a bag before, so I am a little worried about that, but I will figure it out when I get there I guess.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007 08:38:34 AM »

Not sure if anyone else is still making this, but I thought I'd update.  I have finished 30 rounds of the chart, so I am a quarter of the way there.  It is kind of addicting, because you repeat each row of the chart 4 times before completing a round and going up to the next row, so it's just enough time to memorize the line you're doing and you get to start a new one.  Hard for me to put down, and I've been neglecting my Flair jacket to do this. 
I think it's looking good, It needs a good blocking to get the purls to lay flat and actually look like flowers.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007 09:09:44 AM »

i'd love to see pictures of your progress brightlights!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2007 12:28:59 PM »

Here are a few pics of my bag as of today.  I am almost done, but thats because I am skipping the last half of the second chart as I am running out of yarn.  These look pretty lumpy.  I am pretty sure when I block it that the uneven tension between the knits and purls will sort itself out and the flowers will look a little more like flowers.  The pattern also says to lightly iron it I think so it will work out.





This is a pretty fun knit.  I have been completely ignoring my other projects to get this one done.  
Do you guys think it looks OK in a neutral colour like this?
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2007 01:28:27 PM »

I totally love this bag, I just don't have the time to knit it Sad

brightlights- I really like yours! The neutral color seems fine to me, its an interesting enough stitch pattern that the bag isn't plain or dull despite being beige.  I also really like the smaller size. The one in IK seems too big, I'd never be able to find anything in it!
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2007 06:37:12 AM »

Brightlights, I love the way yours looks! I'm only about 2 inches into the sides because I keep getting distracted by other WIPs, but I'm still going at it off and on, and it's a really fun pattern.
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2007 06:24:21 PM »

Oh I love your progress so far! The neutral colour is really nice. I bought my yarn and circular needles today. (My first time with circulars too.) We'll see how this goes. I'm excited.
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2007 07:57:37 AM »

Thanks guys.  I cast off the 2 sides last night and I am ready to knit the strap.  It says 20 inches but I will just knit until I run out of yarn.
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