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dturner 08-08-2012 07:49 PM

My first Lucy bag
 
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I've been wanting to knit a Lucy bag forever, but I always seemed to have other projects going. Anyway, I finally got around to it. I made the tall bag. I added a Fair Isle pattern from 200 Fair Isle Motifs by Mucklestone. I used Cascade 220, and the dark brown definitely felted more than the beige, leaving the center (with the Fair Isle pattern) a little more narrow than the solid beige body. I would like to knit another one in the smaller size. This bag is 12" high and about 7" in diameter. I like the pattern, and it's a fairly quick knit, too.

Jan in CA 08-08-2012 07:54 PM

Ohhh so pretty! I've always wanted to knit one of those, too. BTW... If I remember correctly white yarns are treated to be that way and that affects the felting process. Not sure about other very light colors.

salmonmac 08-08-2012 08:37 PM

That turned out really well. It's a very nice color combination and a terrific bag. I'd like the idea of the smaller one, too.
Yes, the lighter colors which require bleaching, lose some of the barbs that make wool grab and felt.

Antares 08-09-2012 11:25 AM

I love your bag. I like the contrast between the colors you've chosen, and your stranded color work design is spectacular. I've never heard of a Lucy bag so will have to go look it up.

nonny2t 08-09-2012 12:07 PM

Very cool looking and just in time for fall and winter! You did a great job.

dturner 08-09-2012 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1353951)
BTW... If I remember correctly white yarns are treated to be that way and that affects the felting process. Not sure about other very light colors.

I've read that, too. I was hoping that the beige was closer to a "natural" shade and might not be heavily processed (if I'm using the right word). Anyway, it's apparently true because there is a definite difference in the way the two colors felted.

setty09 08-09-2012 07:34 PM

Fabulous bag! I love the Fair Isle pattern, is really adds character to the bag. Great job!

ArtLady1981 08-09-2012 07:46 PM

Very classy looking! I really really like it!!!! Your addition of Fair Isle patterning is wonderful. Your Lucy Bag is the nicest one I've seen. I think the Fair Isle is a great addition! The others (at Ravelry) look so plain compared to yours!

Way to go! :thumbsup:


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