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tigger0229 12-13-2005 09:45 AM

How to make a bigger booga bag
I want to hear from anyone who has enlarged the booga successfully and what wool you used and size needles.
I love the bag and everyone's pics are so pretty. I just gotta do one but don't want a small one.
I've ordered 3 skeins of noro but can always use that to make a smaller bag for one of the girls.

Jax3303 12-13-2005 10:09 AM

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I didn't feel like swatching and doing the knitting math, so I just went for it, adding 20 to everything. Instead of casting on 34, I CO 54. instead of knitting 34 rows for the bottom, I knit 54 (and so on for the rest of the bag) this larger booga was for my mom, and she wanted it bigger than mine, with shorter handles. she was thrilled with the results. I used WOTA for it (and size US 10.5 needles) , but since I did so many color changes, I got more balls of yarn than I would have needed, and I'm not sure how many I would have used for a solid color bag.

here's a pic of the finished booga I made for my mom:

wyoknitter 12-13-2005 10:09 AM

Hi Tigger~

I just finished a bigger booga bag last night. I haven't felted it so I don't know how much bigger it will be. I used Lamb's Pride Bulky and size 13 needles. I cast on 40 stitches...and went 88 stitches high. Right now the thing looks humongoid :D

I will post a pic when it gets felted.

tigger0229 12-13-2005 10:21 AM

JAX, that is gorgeous! i'm sure your mom is extremely happy. thanks for the info.
wyoknitter, I just was admiring your booga over on the wha cha knitting topic.
Who is Lamb's Pride by? or is that a brand name?
I truly was hoping to go to HL at lunch and grab some wool.
does anyone have suggestions on the wool brand?

koolbreeze 12-13-2005 10:35 AM

Jax~ that is a beautiful booga!!! is that Noro? do you know exactly how many skeins you used?

mintdee 12-13-2005 10:37 AM

Jax! I Looooooove that bag! Man I want to start my bag sooooo bad but I can not do it until I finish my scarf. You people make is soooo hard to stick with one project at a time! :roflhard:

tigger0229 12-13-2005 10:40 AM

Will Lion wool work for the booga? I know HL sells it.

kemp 12-13-2005 10:56 AM

any wool should be fine, as long as it's not superwash

Jax3303 12-13-2005 10:59 AM

awww guys! thank you for the compliments!!

koolbreeze- it's knitpicks Wool of the andes. I got one ball each of mist, rain, hush, asparagus, and Mulled wine. I didn't use all of each ball. I created the striping pattern myself.

tigger0229 12-13-2005 11:03 AM

thanks kemp.

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