From the pattern from Berroco. The pattern is easy to follow. I’m actually quite happy that I managed to knit something like this! The pattern calls for double stranded alpaca yarn but I opted for a sheeny and sturdy acrylic (Vanna’s Choice). I figure there’s less chance of pilling, and the color choices aren’t bad.
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I actually finished the body of the bag, but my partner took the camera today so I have to make do with the latest WIP photo:
The edge cable forms the top of the bag which is now about 9.5″ high and 11″ in length. Love the look of cables, hate making them. I accidentally switched from cabling every 8 rows to every 6 rows early on, and had to stick with it.
The pattern includes a short cabled handle, but I want a longer strap and the 6-stitch cable is too big in this superbulky yarn. The I-cord that made with a Clover spool knitter is too thin. I’m working on a mini-cable right now, but if you have suggestions, let me know.
Preety Crafty asked for an update. In addition to the Lion Woolease and a few balls of Plymouth Encore, I’m still assembling yarn; got some Superwash from Knit Picks. Red Pepper is a nice red, not obnoxious. Coast Gray and the Bare Superwash are going to be dyed.
I tested a couple of squares to work out hook sizes, and realized … the yarn cost is going to skyrocket. Duh, switching from fingering to worsted weight yarn= twice the square footage=much more yardage! Boy, am I glad I’m using mostly Woolease.