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Darcy
11-09-2006, 10:05 PM
Hello Everyone,

I'm making this bag
http://fibertrends.com/viewer/images/AC64x.gif

and well first off, after finishing the main part, I realized I somehow
skipped making one of the holes for the strap. Grrrrrrrr

The reason why I'm here is I wish to add the side pocket and here
are the instructions.

With the bottom of the bag facing, attach yarn to the right
hand edge of one side. Working into the top loop of the purl round,
knit up 50 stitches.

Ok, with the bottom of the bag facing me seems straight forward.
However, there is no purl until the top edge of the bag. There is
garter stitch for the bottom of the bag but the bag body is stockingnette.

Attach? Attach how? Is this like picking up stitches?

I don't look through patterns before I start because I alway say to myself
I can't do that! and then don't bother with the pattern. I have to kind
of pretend I can do anything (with the help of this forum) and then
when I get to a point I'm confused, I come running here. I was
rather excited about this project until I found I messed up the hole
and now this. I could just felt the bag as is but I would view that as
a waste of yarn.

My sweater was a flop and I just am a bit discouraged from knitting any
more.

Wow, I'm in a bad mood and talking too much. I'll try and relax while
waiting for help.

jess_hawk
11-09-2006, 10:51 PM
Maybe it means: As the bottom of the bag is facing you, pick up a stitch at the top right corner (so the bottom right if the bag was right side up). This stitch should be a purl stitch from the bottom... but it will be the top purl row. Then you pick up another 50 stitches and work your way up and around the bag.

That's my interpretation, having not seen the bags close up, or the instructions. I don't usually look at instructions before I start either... and since I just recently found this place, I've had to get very creative about interpretation.

SandraEllen
11-09-2006, 11:13 PM
First, missing the hole really isn't a problem. You can put a hole in like they put in the holes for the booga bag (http://www.blacksheepbags.com/booga_bag.html) handle.

Now the part about the pocket.
I think that you ARE supposed to pick up stitches. And the stitch that you are supposed to pick up is the one that leaves the ridge that a purl stitch would make. The sides of the bag all look like little Vs until you get to the bottom. The first ridge is where you want to be picking up those stitches.

Hopefully this helped! Good Luck!!!

Darcy
11-10-2006, 12:20 AM
Yes thanks! I will try and tackle it tomorrow.


Now the part about the pocket.
I think that you ARE supposed to pick up stitches. And the stitch that you are supposed to pick up is the one that leaves the ridge that a purl stitch would make. The sides of the bag all look like little Vs until you get to the bottom. The first ridge is where you want to be picking up those stitches.

Hopefully this helped! Good Luck!!!