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dink
04-10-2007, 01:04 PM
As I'm waiting for my KP's yarn to arrive so I can begin my first ever booga bag ( :happydance: ) I've been looking around on here, and other sites for a pattern for a bigger booga bag than the original pattern.

I don't want it TOO big, but definately bigger than the 4 1/2 X 7 1/2 X 8 1/2 which the original pattern shows the bag to be when finnished.

I did find a blog in which instead of 34 casted stitches, and 34 rows, there were 60 casted, and 40 knit.

(Pattern: I cast on 60 stitches and did 40 rows. I picked up 19 stitches on each of the short sides, and 60 stitches on the cast on side, for a total of 158 stitches around. I knitted 70 rounds on the body of the bag -- made it just a bit taller than the "normal" bag. )

The final pattern is saying it's 15" wide by 9" tall by 4" deep.
http://wendyknits.net/images/felted/felt111903a.jpg

I have not made anything beyond a scarf yet. This pattern seems pretty good, and I did buy yarn, but I'm looking for something "in between" because I probably won't need to the bag to be 15" wide, and the 4" deep seems a little short.

Has anyone altered the booga bag pattern into a good size, that they can remember their pattern and wouldn't mind posting?

Thanks! :hug: I'm really eager to start on this bag....so KP's, hurry with my order! :roflhard:

marykz
04-10-2007, 01:21 PM
I think the 4 inches is front to back depth- not top to bottom depth, if that makes any difference.....

dink
04-10-2007, 01:50 PM
I think the 4 inches is front to back depth- not top to bottom depth, if that makes any difference.....

Maybe? :?? I might as well just give it a go if there aren't any other patterns out there which make it bigger. I'm afraid without a set one, I'd mess it up BIG time :wall:

GinnyG
04-10-2007, 02:45 PM
I have yarn for a Booga Bag "on deck". I also want it bigger, much bigger. My plan is to just double everything.

dink
04-10-2007, 03:28 PM
I have yarn for a Booga Bag "on deck". I also want it bigger, much bigger. My plan is to just double everything.

How soon before you start making yours? I'm curious how it goes. Let me know! :hug:

GinnyG
04-10-2007, 03:42 PM
I am going on vacation in two weeks, it may be my "take along" project, haven't decided for sure. In another post someone was talking about using I-Cord edging on th ebooga bag, I LOVED the picture but haven't tried to find out how it's done yet.

sara_jayne
04-10-2007, 03:46 PM
The i-cord bind off is a great detail to the top of the bag and makes it a bit sturdier. It is quite easy to do....here are some i-cord Bind off references:

one (http://www.purlingswine.com/purlingswine/2005/02/icord_slide_sho.html)

two - toward bottom of page (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATfall06TT.html)

As for changing the pattern it really is quiet easy, but I think the idea of doubling the pattern sounds perfect and easy way to get a bigger bag.

GinnyG
04-10-2007, 03:50 PM
ooh oooh ooh!!
Thanks!!!

sara_jayne
04-10-2007, 03:51 PM
No problem!

Just be aware that it takes forever to do it, but it is worth the work and very brainless once you get going!

GinnyG
04-10-2007, 03:56 PM
Sounds like a great, riding in the car for 16 hours project!

dink
04-10-2007, 06:15 PM
The i-cord bind off is a great detail to the top of the bag and makes it a bit sturdier. It is quite easy to do....here are some i-cord Bind off references:

one (http://www.purlingswine.com/purlingswine/2005/02/icord_slide_sho.html)

two - toward bottom of page (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATfall06TT.html)

As for changing the pattern it really is quiet easy, but I think the idea of doubling the pattern sounds perfect and easy way to get a bigger bag.

WOW! Those are great links. I might just have to practice working those! Key word...practice. :X: