View Full Version : FO - Cable Handbag

Sue Madelin
01-25-2007, 01:27 PM
Here's a newly finished object!

A cable handbag - I designed it myself - well actually I pretty much started knitting and made it up as I went but I'm pleased with the result. I had a picture in my head of what I was wanting and I'm glad to say that the end result has turned out just about exactly as I had in mind!

The middle cable pattern is called "diamonds and pearls" and is taken from the Vogue Stitchonary Vol 2 - and the cables either side are just 8 stitch cables twisted after the 5th and every following 10th row.

I lined it with cream cotton lining too.

01-25-2007, 01:28 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: Fantastic job, Sue!!! it is beautiful!

Jan in CA
01-25-2007, 01:47 PM
Sue, that is gorgeous!!! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

01-25-2007, 01:48 PM
Such a SWEET purse! You did a WONDERFUL job, Sue!!!
I think you should publish the pattern, and call it the "Sue-WEET Bag"

01-25-2007, 01:57 PM
Now that is one sue-weet purse! I love it! :notworthy:

01-25-2007, 02:06 PM
Do the handles have magnets or not?

01-25-2007, 02:57 PM
Very pretty! :)

Sue Madelin
01-25-2007, 04:36 PM
I like that name! :teehee:

The handles are bamboo and have holes in the ends - the packet said I should have bought metal loops to fix them onto the bag - but I didn't read that bit until I got home so I just stitched them onto the bag using yarn - I think I prefer it that way - metal loops would have pulled the bag out of shape.

Next time I think I'd knit it in the round - I was actually just swatching to see how the cables went together but then I decided that the swatch was the right size for one side so just carried on knitting!

I fancy doing a circular style dolly bag now - and luckily I have loads of WOTA - so maybe I'll try cabling in the round! When I'm feeling brave and able to concentrate for a while that is!

And next time I'm definately going to write what I do as I go :doh:

01-25-2007, 04:42 PM

01-25-2007, 07:18 PM
OH MY WORD I have been thinking of something just like that I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Great job on it.

01-25-2007, 09:47 PM
That is a very pretty handbag! I :heart: it!

01-26-2007, 12:17 AM
Sue it's fabulous!!! Definitly write the pattern down; Amy might post it on the pattern page!!!

01-26-2007, 12:20 AM
Beautiful, Sue!! :inlove: And :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: you designer, you!