Thursday, February 15, 2007

Drops Design Cable Bag

Winter Bag for Daughter
Pattern: Garnstudio Drops Design Bag with Cable Pattern Drops number 98, pattern 54
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool, color Dark Grey Mix 1 1/2 skeins
Needles: Size 4 bamboo circular

This was my first cable project and I enjoyed it, although I should have went up a needle size because I found myself wrestling to get the yarn over. The lining is some repro vintage cotton and I stiffened the bottom with a board covered in fabric, so it sits nicely.

The buttons are real vintage from my grandmother's collection (which I am the keeper of!). I changed the handles because I hate knitting back and forth on 6 stitches. I knit long, and was happy with the little curve it gave it. This also makes them less stretchy. I was originally knitting this for myself but daughter #1 saw it and loved it and usually doesn't like my projects so I was flattered into giving it to her. It's working out to be the perfect day to present it to her because a letter just came home telling her she did not get into the art program she wanted this summer. Maybe it will soften things a little...


SANDRA said...

Amazing bag! ANd thanks for the link - it is my sis b-day approaching and she asked for knitted bag - now I know what to start!

Lick My Sticks said...

I LOVE that bag, especially the color, that's my favorite.

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Liz said...

Wow. Great bag. Very creative - quite unique. Liz

Ilix said...

awesome! looks very stylish!