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« on: March 15, 2004 10:07:39 AM »

Has anyone made the tote w/o wool yarn and not felting it???  
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2004 06:16:31 AM »

I've made two of the marsupial totes and felted both.  If you were going to try to make it w/o felting, I think you would have to use a smaller needle, like a 13 or maybe even a 10.5.  the finished bag on 15s is very, very floppy and the fabric is pretty loose.  you'd probably also have to line the bag because unfelted, i don't think the handles would be strong enough to handle anything heavy without getting totally stretched out.  good luck.  post some pics if you do it!
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2004 09:52:19 AM »

If anyone was curious...I finished the tote and I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn.  It's really cute and really soft.  Thankfully my tendency to knit tightly helped it to not be saggy seeing as how I didn't felt it.  It's slightly bigger than the felted version but that just makes it all that handier.  Happy knitting!
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2004 05:58:30 AM »

I was so afraid of trying to make this tote because the directions, initially, didn't make a whole lot of sense. But, I loved the look of the bag and was up for a challenge. Talk about easy  Cheesy. I was shocked at how quickly it went together and felting it was a blast! It only took two skeins fo the MC (I knit from both ends) and one of the CC. There was enough left over to make a child's purse for a friend's daughter. I think I might try to adapt is to make it longer, but shallower the next time. If anyone is thinking about making it, but might be a bit afraid like I was, give it a whirl . . . you won't be disappointed!


PS - This is my first attempt at posting a picture so if I get it wrong, someone tell me how to right it Tongue.

« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2004 07:15:22 AM »

That looks really great, greenchick... and thanks for the words of encouragement!

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