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mhansen 11-05-2007 01:55 AM

Gift bags I knitted
Here is a picture of some gift bags that I made. They are approximately 4" x 4" depending on the stitch that is used. When I want to do something for someone I give them one of these bags with a little gift.

Jan in CA 11-05-2007 02:10 AM

How sweet! They came out cute!

The.Knitter 11-05-2007 02:11 AM

Wonderful idea. So much nicer than a store bought bag. And they are beautiful as well. This is gorgeous work. Keep it up!

msmelody 11-05-2007 07:36 AM

My I ask what pattern you used? I love the idea, and want to steal it ;)

Slim 11-05-2007 08:50 AM

What cute bags! And what a thoughtful gift. Great idea!

ritaw 11-05-2007 09:03 AM

They are lovely! Excellent idea too! :)

GiddyKnitter 11-05-2007 09:09 AM

What a lovely idea I too would love the patterns if you don't mind sharing!

dustinac 11-05-2007 09:54 AM

Very pretty!! I love the one with the roses... they are all great...:thumbsup:

mhansen 11-05-2007 12:32 PM

Thank you very much! To make these you pick a stitch that you like and cast on the multiple of that stitch. For instance the bag with the roses is a multiple of 8 plus 6 so I cast on 14 stitches. Knit 2 rows, then at the beginning of the next row I cast on 2 extra stitches then knit the rest of the row. The next row cast on 2 extra stitches knit the rest. Then I knit the next 2 rows. Then you start the pattern of the stitch. The 1st and last 2 stitches I always knit. Oh and I always pick stitches that takes 12 rows to make. And I repeat it twice. So there are 24 rows of the pattern. Then with right side facing you, where you originally cast on pick up 14 stitches then knit 2 rows, then add on 2 stitches like above for the next 2 rows, knit 2 rows then do the stitch. After you are done with the second side I sew the little edges first at the bottom this makes the base. Then I sew up the side seams. The handles were made with the twisted cord system. Also these bags need to be blocked.

I am sorry that I don't have an actual pattern. These usually take me about an hour to knit up. Then the sewing, decorating and the handles. I just look on the internet and when I find a stitch I like I make into a gift bag.

mhansen 11-05-2007 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by pauline maddocks (Post 997735)
What a lovely idea I too would love the patterns if you don't mind sharing!

Thank you and I don't mind sharing. The instructions are below I thought this would post under your name. I'm sorry I'm not computer literate.

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