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Yarn seduces me with her siren call. "Pick me! Pick me!" I am hopelessly enchanted by yarn and am delighted by the endless choices.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Huckleberry Bag finished

Ta da!
the finished Huckleberry Knitting Styx Bag...
a close up of the front so you can see the heart button and little beads
and of course a picture of the back (reverse st st)
and now the cute lining inside... with a pocket, of course!
(yes, I did have help with the machine sewing of the lining... the hand sewing part I did on my own. So I only have myself to blame for it being just a tiny bit off center. BUT, I didn't let my OCD make me take it out and re-do it, HA! maybe I'm getting better about being such a perfectionist?!)
And now the details:
Yarn - Lion Brand Wool, colorway 1 skein Ocean Blues and 1 skein Black
Needles - bag front knitted on US size 10 1/2, back knitted on Bond Knitting Machine
Pattern - Modified Knitting Needle Knitting Bag by Pam Allen (or find it here)

Mods:
For this bag, I CO60 (instead of the required 80). I did make it shorter by 1 1/2" and did not decrease. The back was knitted on the Bond Knitting Machine and I used the purl side out. The handles were Tunisian crochet and folded in half and sewn closed. The bag was lined and decorated with a heart button and some metal beads.

I hope the birthday girl likes the bag! She will be surprised that her presents were mailed in time to get there BEFORE her birthday (unlike the usual lateness)

3 comments:

Ms. Knitpicky said...

Nice modification! I like the bag better this way. :)

SusanB-knits said...

Thanks Ms. Knitpicky! I like it better this way too because the back side is different from the front.

SuKnitWitty said...

Awesome Bag! Great job putting it together...lining looks great...and the beads and button...just the right touch! Lucky B-Day Girl! Really like the size modifications, too.