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Old 06-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #11
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In the pattern it calls for a zipper, but I'm wanting a button. Where should I put the button hole?
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:38 PM   #12
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You could place the buttonhole in the center. several rows after the cast on. See what the first ~4 rows look like and decide if that's about how much distance from the cast on that you'd like. You might also consider using a drocheted or knit loop instead of a bottonhole. That way the loop would be attached to the inside back and reach over the top from the back and catch the button on the front.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:40 PM   #13
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Thank you that's what I'll do. This one is giving me some major problems. This bag uses a horseshoe cable, I don't much care for it. I think I'm going to change it, but still keep the shape of the bag. Is there a cable that you like to use? That would look better on this bag?
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:21 PM   #14
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Looking at the pattern, without a zipper it will be open all the way across the top and a button might not close it as securely as you want. You might need a flap to come over the top from the back and button in the front. I can just visualize my stuff falling out before I get it all in or worse than that, I can get it all in but it's scattered all over the floor of a store because that's when it decides to fall out. It would depend on how big you make it maybe. A wallet size is what I"m thinking of, a larger bag might not scatter my stuff like that.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:31 PM   #15
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The pattern calls for 17 repeats. I'm going to do about 25 or 30. With a smaller wallet. I'm trying to take this pattern and modify it for my needs. I really want to change that cable. Any idead?
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:39 PM   #16
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There are lots of cable patterns out there. Here's a Google search with links to check. With so many cable patterns to choose from it's hard to make a recommendation of just one and you might not like the same ones I do.
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I tried designing a 6 strained plait cable worked over st st, with a border of seed st. But it didn't work.
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Here's a classic 6 stitch cable with a purl background. You could substitute a seed stitch background throughout or just on the 3 or 4 flanking sts. If you'd prefer a double cable, you could do two 4 stitch cables with a purl stitch or 2 separating them. Keep experimenting and check out some of the possibilities that GG linked to for more ideas.
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