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« on: April 09, 2005 10:04:07 PM »

I'm super proud of this! woohah!
5 pieces knitted on size 7 needles in worsted weight yarn. size 9 needles for the handles. i worked out a keyboard chart first, then worked up the dimensions thereafter.

the finished product. Cheesy i was teetering on the idea of adding embroidery to emphasize the white keys, but i'll probably leave it alone so it won't look too busy.

i used plastic canvas for the bottom, front, and back of the purse. i didn't want it to be so...boxy, which is why i avoided stiffening the sides.

the cute wittle buttons. originally, i was to use these to secure some flaps, but  nixed the idea.


lookie here:

sorry they're so large, but the numbers are pretty tiny. also, add 2 stitches of MC to each side for sewing together later.

you could also knit this in the round by making a few minor adjustments. i've never knitted in the round before, but i'm pretty sure this could be done.

Materials size 7 & 9 ndls, one skein each of black and white worsted weight yarn, two or three pieces of plastic canvas, tapestry needle, and your choice of fabric/lining.
remember the two added stitches on each side in MC.
with MC, CO 55 sts.
Row 1-10: work in stockinette
Row 11: cont. in St st while working the black keys on the charts
Row 28-38: cont. in St st w/CC; these are just the white keys
Row 39-40: w/ MC

w/ MC, CO 55 sts
Row 1 -40: work in stockinette

Sides (make 2):
w/ MC, CO 20 sts
Row 1 - 40: work in stockinette

w/MC, CO 55 sts
Row 1 - 20: work in stockinette

w/MC and size 9 ndls, CO 12 sts
i sorta guessed here. you can knit it however long you want your handles to be, switching it to white in the middle whenever you want, etc.

now, assembling the sucka' is a different story. stitch'n'bitch nation helped out in this process.
having measuring tape would help out a lot, too.

yayee crappy ms paint tut.
measure your Front & Back pieces and cut the plastic canvas accordingly. also, measure the side pieces.
those cute little x's are the canvas, yes; the spaces are the sides of the bag. make sure your fabric is facing WRONG-side up (lighter blue). fold over the edges so the right-side shows and SECURE them with paperclips or pins. tip: make sure you have enough fabric on the very right so you can overlap and paperclip it according to side measurement.

sew the Front, Back, & two Sides together (if you haven't by now), & slip it over your canvas/lining WHILE also fixing the paperclips/pins to hold the knitted piece to your interior. with your yarn and tapestry needle, start sewing them together. attach straps aaaaand you're done!

hopefully, i'm not too confusing.

edit: forgot about the bottom piece. you basically just follow the some procedure with the canvas/lining and sew it to the bottom of the bag. Cheesy
« Last Edit: January 13, 2009 11:44:05 AM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed pictures » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2005 10:19:16 PM »

This is one of the best knitted bags I have ever seen! I love the keyboard, the lining, the buttons. It is just allover amazing!
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2005 10:27:50 PM »

that's a great bag!! and i just bought those buttons today at joannes!! cool!
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2005 10:40:49 PM »

DAAAAAAANG that's cute!

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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2005 04:31:49 AM »

I love it! i so have to make one now.

-writes it down on her huge list of things to make-

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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2005 06:31:16 AM »

That bag is hot!  You rock, atomikpop!

« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2005 06:42:21 AM »

That's one of the most beautiful bags I've seen!
You rock!

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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2005 08:45:59 AM »

that's so cute!!!  I great design and proportions--perfect!

and i love that lime green wall color--I'm looking for a good lime color for my kitchen--do you remember the name of it!
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2005 11:47:50 AM »

really really really cute! i love this.
i've been toying with the idea of making a keyboard purse too, but i never even thought of knitting! you did a great job Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2005 12:00:13 PM »

this rocks! wow! very cute and well done! i want one.. Smiley

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