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knitwit2
05-12-2006, 02:17 PM
I want to knit and felt a poka dot bag but I can't find a pattern or chart on how to do the poka dots. I am not a free for all kind of gal. I always need something to follow. I know I saw something here that you can do your own chart. Does anybody know the site for that?

brendajos
05-12-2006, 02:32 PM
You could knit up a bag, felt the bag, and then needle felt on the dots!

knitwit2
05-12-2006, 02:37 PM
Great idea Brenadjos!!!! Thanks

Ingrid
05-12-2006, 02:46 PM
Is this the site you were thinking of?

http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/

rebecca
05-12-2006, 02:50 PM
There's also a pattern here (http://www.diynet.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_3117120,00.html) if u don't want to make one :D

Andrea
05-12-2006, 05:04 PM
There was a pattern in either the current or last Interweave Knits magazine that was REALLY cute too!

IrishBaby
05-12-2006, 05:17 PM
I've done several polka dot things, including this:
http://www.irishbabyknits.com/images/greenpants.jpg

And a skirt. I embroidered the dots on using duplicate stitch. :) (BTW, these were for a custom order, and I did not choose the colors. :) )
I found that you need to duplicate stitch four stitches, then two rows of six, then a row of four.

You can play around with starting with five and going to seven stitches, but that's the proportion that works well.

rebecca
05-12-2006, 08:11 PM
:D Those pants are TOOOOO CUTE :thumbsup:

knitwit2
05-12-2006, 09:38 PM
Thanks for the links Ingrid and Rebecca! I love those pants IrishBaby!! So you didn't knit them on, you embroidered them on after the pants were finished, right? What did you do to embroider the poka dots on? Did you use yarn, embroidery floss or something else? Sorry for all the questions? :??

knitwit2
05-12-2006, 09:39 PM
Also, what is duplicate stitch?

Jenelle
05-12-2006, 09:46 PM
Duplicate Stitch (http://www.craftsmensstudio.com/dupstitch.html) :thumbsup:

knitwit2
05-12-2006, 09:49 PM
Andrea, I did see the one in Interweave Knits which I may have to do. :XX:

knitwit2
05-12-2006, 09:51 PM
Thanks Jenelle, I guess I couldn't use duplicate stitch for felted items.

IrishBaby
05-12-2006, 11:05 PM
Yes, they were knit and then embroidered on using wool yarn. You could definitely do it for a felted item if you embroidered the polka dots before felting, making them bigger than you wanted the finished product to be. :)

knitwit2
05-13-2006, 12:26 AM
So right IrishBaby just embroider them on with wool yarn and they will felt with the bag. Thank you!!!!

go get your smock
05-13-2006, 08:24 AM
If you are working in stockinette stitch, I imagine the circles will have to be taller than they are wide before felting, because you lose more in height than you do in width. So you'd be embroidering ovals.

And since felted knits are done very loosely on mondo needles, I'd think you'd need to keep your duplicate stitches loose, too.

And the base color might tend to "ghost" through the circles.

Maybe a slip stitch pattern would work, too?

knitwit2
05-13-2006, 03:10 PM
Diane, Your right on the poka dots have to be ovals. The pattern in the Interweave Knits has the pattern for ovals rather than circles. I was wondering why. You're a smart cookie!!!