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Celine
04-15-2006, 02:59 PM
I'd like to knit a summer handbag for myself. Not a beach bag but a hand bag that is pretty enough to use every day. Does anyone have any recomendations? I'd like it to have plastic or wooden handles. It needs to be medium size. I just wondered if anyone "knew" of one that they made or hope to knit. :XX: I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thank you!

Shandeh
04-15-2006, 08:41 PM
Here's the Booga Bag, which is very easy to make.
http://www.blacksheepbags.com/booga_bag.html

Here's a larger Booga Bag.
http://vtknitter.blogspot.com/2005/12/customized-booga-bag.html

A Felted Bag
http://www.joann.com/content/projects/printer_friendly_display.jhtml?articlePath=%2Fcont ent%2Fprojects%2Fstatic%2Fnew%2Fknitted_felt_purse .jhtml&pf=y

A Piano Purse
http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=816

Handle Purses
http://www.coatsandclark.com/fun_and_free/knit_out_2003/lw1369.htm

Sparkly Bag
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTtinsel.html

Knitting Tote
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/knitting_tote/knitting_tote.html

gardenmommy
04-16-2006, 01:29 AM
Here are some cute bags too

http://home.nc.rr.com/saunshines/Neka.pdf

Celine
04-16-2006, 01:19 PM
Thank you ladies....I'll take a look!! :XX: :XX:

silveridger
04-16-2006, 01:24 PM
I'm experimenting, basing the design on the Sophie bag from Magknits. Knitting it out of mason's twine from Home Depot in white. So far, it kind of looks like a crocheted bag... about an inch from the top I switched to garter stitch on the "sides" which will be the strap. I've put the strap stitches on holders for now to make a flap in stockinette, and plan to pick up the strap stitches and make a garter stitch shoulder-length strap to be finished with a 3-needle BO when it's long enough to suit me. Should be light and summery plus nearly indestructible! :rofling:

Rennagayle
04-16-2006, 03:28 PM
Here's a nice (free) Chunky Cable Purse (http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/Projects_Display_Yarn.aspx?itemid=50441220&yarnid=5420129) at KnitPicks.