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« on: February 17, 2006 06:43:56 AM »

So I haven't been knitting for a week or two and I'm going crazy. I see all these gorgeous things to knit, but I really can't by any new yarns. The Isabeu purse seems like a perfect stashbuster, but I have no yarn with the right gauge and I suck at figuring out how to change it. And also I have this incredible rainbowcolored yarn (see it in the center of the basket?) that I'm dying to make something of but have nooo idea what!
Feel like giving my some ideas?! Bring 'em on! Or tell me how I change the gauge 16stx19r=4" to 18stx21r=4" (both on 5mm needles). Or do both!!
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2006 07:13:34 AM »

So I haven't been knitting for a week or two and I'm going crazy. I see all these gorgeous things to knit, but I really can't by any new yarns. The Isabeu purse seems like a perfect stashbuster, but I have no yarn with the right gauge and I suck at figuring out how to change it. And also I have this incredible rainbowcolored yarn (see it in the center of the basket?) that I'm dying to make something of but have nooo idea what!
Feel like giving my some ideas?! Bring 'em on! Or tell me how I change the gauge 16stx19r=4" to 18stx21r=4" (both on 5mm needles). Or do both!!
Im not familiar with the Isabeu purse, but for pete's sake it's a purse...unless it's super tiny, go ahead and knit it with the yarn you have...it will end up somewhat smaller, that's all.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2006 07:37:20 AM »

check out this site http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory.php it has hundreds of patterns to choose from.
*I have never made this bag, but if I were in your situation this is what I would do*
If ya really want Isabeau you could just cast on 9 extra stitches and do an extra repeat of the lace pattern. Also repeat rows 5 and 6 until you get the bag as deep as you would like, just make sure you note it on your pattern so you can add the same number on the back.
You may also want to add a few more rows of seed stitch for the bottom of the bag if it does not seem it will be wide enough...again, make a note on your pattern so you know how many extra stitches to pick up for each side. Also start your side decreases later. (say you added 2 repeats of row 5 and 6, that would give you 4 extra rows of height. So instead of starting your decreases on row 7, you would start decreasing on row 11.)
For the strap, measure across the front of your bag and add about an inch to that measurement and work strap until that length.
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I would like to swap my knits (or amigurumi stuffies) for your handmade journal...pm me!

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