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Topic: Completed "Hipster" from the new Knitty - ***Now with Koi Chart!  (Read 5620 times)
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« on: September 25, 2005 12:17:06 AM »

My school's festival is coming up, and everyone, even the teachers, are supposed to contribute something to the big group exhibit. Since I wanted to make a Hipster (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATThipster.html) anyway, I thought it would be the perfect quick-to-whip-up project. This was my first felting project, and it was so much fun! I'm ashamed to say that this is actually the second attempt, because the first time around I used a yarn that I had forgotten was a machine washable wool (and hence, did not felt at all). The felted pocket on the front is from that first attempt, which had a fair isle koi on the flap. It's all good though, and I'm happy with how it turned out. Is anyone else making this?

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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2005 02:25:56 AM »

That's really excellent! Smiley

The patterns on knitty are so cool, I just need to find a good one to attempt for a beginner.  I'm sure they're expecting a bit too much of beginners with their "mellow" patterns..!
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2005 08:41:50 AM »

you know, looking at that, it could also be a normal handbag to put over your sholder. i love your colors. awsome!
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2005 12:17:34 PM »

gasp!  i love it!  great colors, and i love the design on the front!

« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2005 01:24:10 PM »

That's really cute, but very professional looking. Smiley Where did you get the koi pattern, or if you made it will you share it? And does it stay in place very well when you wear it?

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2005 02:35:58 PM »

Great job! I love the koi design! Have you worn it out yet, or do you have to donate it to the fair right away?

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2005 11:39:47 PM »

Thanks everyone Grin ! This was a total stash-buster, I finished off all that extra Patons I had lying around, which is kind of sad, really. The Patons felted REALLY well, though the Lopi (the dark green yarn) didn't do so well. I thought it would have been the other way around. The bag does seem to stay in place pretty well, though I haven't worn it out and about. I'm hoping I'll get it back after the festival Undecided I did make the koi chart myself, based on an image I grabbed off of google. Here's that chart, for those who are interested:

A fun Japanese trivia tidbit: Koi are a popular motif in yakuza (gangster) tattoos. Ja ne!

« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2005 08:06:38 AM »

that's a hip fanny pack!  mighty tempting to wear one of those...not touristy or grannyesque at all!  haha
the koi is a great touch!

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2005 08:46:57 AM »

Thank you for sharing the pattern! I'm not creative enough to make my own. Smiley

« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2005 09:05:50 AM »

I luv it!!!.. great design. Do u think a guy would wear one? I'm out of ideas for guy stuff besides sweaters and gloves...

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