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Old 04-29-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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WIP Color Knit Bag
I decided it's time to quit messing around and make something in stranded color work. I found this Color Knit Bag Knitting Pattern that calls for acrylic yarn and I can use odds and ends I have hanging around. It's knit flat per the pattern but I'm doing it in the round to avoid side seams. I eliminated the first stitch in the chart as it isn't repeated and I can't see any reason I need it. The stitch repeats are working out just fine so it must be OK. My photo shows how I started out. I used a provisional cast on so I can do a 3-needle bind off and skip the bottom seam as well. The funny mixed colors are the cotton yarn I used for the PCO and the blue yarn is actually lavender. It seems to take surprisingly little of each color so it looks like a good stash buster too. I could start one with whatever color and just pick out the next one as I come to it.

I can now take pictures for posting much more easily so I had to try it out. The color is all washed out I think partly because I wasn't careful to pay attention to lighting. I'll hopefully do better when I post an update.

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Old 04-29-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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Very good looking pattern on the bag and it will be fun to try different colors from your stash. I'm looking forward to the updates.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:23 PM   #3
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That's going to be pretty! Can't wait to see it when you're done!
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That is going to be really cool. Looks like a way to use up stash that's for sure. I bet that bag would be cool using a white or cream and blue/aqua combinations so it looks like waves rolling it too. I will have to keep this one in mind if I ever get the time. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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That's what I thought too! I was thinking of using just blues. If I ever get this one done I might try it in blues and white.
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What a cute project. I can't decide whether the motifs look like ocean waves or mushroom slices. Either way, enjoy!
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Originally Posted by dancejunky View Post
What a cute project. I can't decide whether the motifs look like ocean waves or mushroom slices. Either way, enjoy!
Mushroom slices! Yeah, I didn't see them before but you're right! I think the colors used will influence what it looks like. Maybe an ocean of mushroom slices waving...in the breeze? Well, that didn't work out well.

I've just joined my 4th color. So far it goes lavender, brown, green, purple. Next will be yellow and I can't remember after that. I have 6 colors picked out and will start again with lavender. That's the plan at least. Maybe I'll add another color or 2 before I start over.

I decided not to do FI socks because of dancejunky's experience with minimum stretch. I got the message to not pull the strands too tight but I think the English strands might be too loose so I'm playing around with the tension on them a bit. Good thing I picked something that won't be worn and has lots of repeats for playing with tension. Guess I was smarter than I thought when I picked this bag. I didn't gauge swatch, I figured whatever size it ends up is good and I'll find a remnant of some fabric I have to line it with. I'm playing with the idea of a 2 needle slip stitch double knit (knit in the round with 2 needles) strap that I could run some webbing through. Thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas? I'm just too insane?

Someone posted a photo of their WIP using kb to create a wavy line that's part of a stuffed owl. That's intriguing. I think while I work on this bag I'll look around for something that uses that...see it would be good for socks. Maybe I'll try the owl. http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=112999

ETA: Seahorses, the curly things look like seahorses.
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That's going to be sensational!
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