View Full Version : I need a purse! *question below*

07-28-2005, 05:30 PM
I have a some color work I want to do. I was thinking of doing it on a booga bag... but I can't do intarsia (OOOoooOoo did I spell that right?) in the round. Then I was thinking of Poster Boy from SnB... but I'll use that as a last resort (it is sort of boring as far as a purse goes)

Any ideas for patterns?

07-28-2005, 05:41 PM
Are there any bag patterns out there that are knit on two needles and seamed up? Then you could do any kind of intarsia (yes! you spelled it) without worrying about all the extra stuff for in the round.

07-28-2005, 06:21 PM
I think that this one is cute http://www.diynet.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_32896,00.html
AND, there are WAY TOO CUTE and easy to copy http://margaretnicole.com/MargaretNicole2/homepage/index.htm
And this blog is a bit of a tutorial on lining a bag, but the bag looks like the above bags without the cables
I found the page I was looking for...

07-28-2005, 07:04 PM
TONS here (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/bags_totes_purses.php), Nic!

07-28-2005, 07:07 PM
TONS here (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/bags_totes_purses.php), Nic!

Great site, Kelly. Thanks for posting it. I don't know how I missed it in all my free pattern searches. :D

07-28-2005, 08:16 PM
OMG Im ADDICTED to that site!

07-29-2005, 02:27 AM
Oh man, I must have that bangle bag! I've never done cables... how would one go about designing that one? help help, must have it. Would this be a good way to learn cables?

Where would I get the bangle handles?

07-29-2005, 08:47 AM
Ok I found a Tote (http://www.frugalhaus.com/homepage/freetote.htm) that I really like and it is the look I was searching for. I am trying to figure out how to get that look but knit it flat. From what I can tell I would need to K1P1 then knit till the last 2 st and K1P1 again? Does that sound right? Just get a nice ribbing at the ends?

07-29-2005, 08:52 AM
I can't get this to load, but you could play a little and see what place in the ribbing would be least noticeable. You might want to make a selvedge to stitch together.

07-29-2005, 09:45 AM
I have that bag on my todo list, too! If you really want to knit it flat, knit the front & back the same size with ribbing at the top of each, then a LONG wide strip for the sides & back wtih ribbing on the first and last rows. Join them w/a 3-needle BO on the R side of the work, and that should give you a similar look at the corners.

07-29-2005, 10:06 AM
foldedbird, here (http://www.yarniverse.com/page.htm?PG=FreePatterns) is a pattern that is almost identical to the bangle bag and there are places all over the net to order purse handles. I want to do the same thing with chunky yarn of some sort & that is my favorite handle, as well ;)

07-29-2005, 10:50 AM
Thanks, Rebecca!

07-29-2005, 10:56 AM
On this pattern it says:
Row 1: k2, p2, k4, p6, k4, p2, k4, p6, k4, p2, k2

Rows 2 and 3: knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts

Rows 2 and 3, that translates to: p2, k2, p4, k6, p4, k2, p4, k6, p4, k2, p2,



07-31-2005, 01:55 AM
Hi Foldedbird

Row 3 will be the same as row 1, not row 2.


07-31-2005, 10:33 AM
When you knit the knits and purl the purls you shouldn't have to take the time to translate the pattern. They just want you to copy what's on your needle. Sometimes it is a little hard on the first few rows to see it, but after that you just look to see what's on your needle and do the same.

07-31-2005, 12:56 PM
Yeah, I did end up figuring it out...thanks guys!

07-31-2005, 03:35 PM
OMG Im ADDICTED to that site!

Kelly, they really should pay you! :mrgreen:

07-31-2005, 09:23 PM
hehe..If that were true, I know quite a few sites that should pay ME.