View Full Version : FO: QUINN CABLED BAG

05-28-2009, 02:29 AM

PATTERN: THE QUINN CABLED BAG (http://www.cogknition.org/patterns/quinn/) (free pattern)
YARN: CITY TWIST HW (http://www.knitpicks.com/City+Tweed+HW+Yarn_YD5420183.html) by KnitPicks

I made this with some of the leftover yarn from my TWIST cardigan!
I think they go together real nice!


05-28-2009, 02:41 AM
Would you look at you!! you're awsome, both projects are beautiful. TY for sharing :woot:

05-28-2009, 07:16 AM
Those will be fabulous together! Good choice on the bag pattern.

05-28-2009, 08:25 AM
:inlove: Love the bag!! Beautiful work as always!! Thanks for the link to the pattern, adding it to my queque.

05-28-2009, 08:33 AM
That's a really nice bag. I love the cable pattern. Is the strap braided? It's really pretty!

05-28-2009, 09:05 AM
:inlove: very pretty!

05-28-2009, 09:08 AM
Oh I love that bag! I've had it in my queue for ages and yours looks so nice I'm really tempted to try it now! :) The pattern looks really nice in that yarn...

05-28-2009, 09:21 AM
I love that bag! Thanks for the link :) They go together beautifully :thumbsup: You are truely a speed demon knitter! Did you line the bag?

05-28-2009, 09:32 AM
What a beautiful bag.

05-28-2009, 10:02 AM
GORGEOUS Bag!!!!! and YES, it compliments your sweater perfectly!!!!

05-28-2009, 10:24 AM
Wow, Wow, Wow! I just love cables, and that bag...wow! What a wonderful combination! The color is so neutral that you can use it with anything you wear!

05-28-2009, 10:53 AM
That bag is very pretty, I can see why you like that yarn. :yay:

Jan in CA
05-28-2009, 12:12 PM
What a great bag!!

05-28-2009, 12:33 PM
They are wonderful ! Well done .

05-28-2009, 01:39 PM

05-28-2009, 02:51 PM
Is the strap braided?

Hi Angie!

Yes it's braided! I made SIX, 4 ft long, 2st i-cords, then braided them as a normal 3 pc braid, holding 2 i-cords as one. This made the handle real sturdy.

Oy! That i-cord was really boring, but it had to be done!

05-28-2009, 02:56 PM
Did you line the bag?

Hi Marg!

No, I didn't line the bag. I had read notes over at Rav that it doesn't stretch really. And, I didn't join the bottom using the grafting thing, I did a 3-needle bind off which makes the bottom less likely to stretch.

I also brought the handles down all the way to the bottom, inside the bag at the sides. I placed what you'd call running stitches in and out of the handle through the side of the bag, so it is attached to the bag all the way to the bottom along the side. That will also prevent stretching I think!

I don't intend to load it up with lots of stuff anyways!

Here is a photo showing how far down the handle goes...except
that I stitched it down inside the bag, of course!

05-28-2009, 04:26 PM
Love the bag :woot: the sweater is gorgeous too:yay: I do love cables:teehee:

Lisa R.
05-28-2009, 04:32 PM
Just out of curiosity, how long does it take you to knit something like that sweater and that bag?

05-28-2009, 06:10 PM
Love them both! Cables and tweed are two of my favs!


05-28-2009, 06:58 PM
Great mods - thanks for the tips!!

05-28-2009, 08:16 PM
Just out of curiosity, how long does it take you to knit something like that sweater and that bag?

The bag took 8 days, which includes all the drying (blocking) and seaming time.

The sweater took from April 28th to May 26th, which also included a lot of blocking time, and futzing around with mods.

Plus I was hosting a Twist knitalong (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/twist-knitalong) over at Ravelry.

I like how the knitalongs over at Rav are organized. As the administrator and moderator, I was able to post certain topics, which then are easily commented upon, and folks can post their comments on certain elements of the sweater. And FIND things more easily!

05-29-2009, 01:33 AM
Both projects r adorable n wel done ...thnks for sharing

05-29-2009, 02:44 AM
That bag is awesome and would make a great laptop bag!

05-29-2009, 02:46 AM
And the sweater, too. I was just so take by the bag!

05-29-2009, 03:03 AM
Beautiful bag! Thanks for the tips on how to make it sturdy!

05-29-2009, 05:04 AM
Awesome! They look great together. :thumbsup:

05-29-2009, 09:15 AM
That bag is awesome and would make a great laptop bag!

I was thinking the same thing! :wink:

05-29-2009, 12:13 PM
That bag is awesome and would make a great laptop bag!

Now THAT is a great idea! :thumbsup:

gotta knit
05-29-2009, 01:45 PM
What a great bag! Very nicely done.

05-30-2009, 08:48 AM
Gorgeous, as usual!