Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Bag Collection

A nice bag is it not? The fabric was given to me by a woman who commissioned a number of bags with  licensed fabric. Legally, I'm not allowed to sell bags made with licensed fabric, but I can make bags for someone who provided the fabric.  Yeah, it's a bit complicated.  

So I made this one for myself. It's a bit larger than a small KIP; not as big as a medium.  The size does help me keep larger in-progress items stashed.  This one is holding my sweater. 

The interior got a custom look to it too, as I did dig through my stash to find some great almost coordinating fabrics.    That white thing in the pocket is my pattern -actually just a chart, but it helps me remember where I am in the pattern. 

Now there is no real written pattern to this sweater. I'm taking the process from the ever-useful "The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns" 

The cable pattern is from a more obscure book, "The Harmony Guide to Aran and Fair Isle Knitting" which is out of print.  It's loaded with cable charts and combinations, as well as nice Fair Isle patterns.   I've seen this pattern before used in a hat pattern. That one is called the Utopia hat (Link Here).  So far, it is knitting up nicely, but I have concerns about the fit. It's gauge is wonky because of the cable.  I will be checking the fit of this part after my 2nd skein of Cascade 220 is used up. 

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