Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-09-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
RobynAckerman
Casting On
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Il
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
making a felt bag
Okay, I have a knack for this stuff- I thought. I am trying to knit a round bag, and I just want to know if I am doing it right. I am using a circular needles and I have kintted about 5 rounds. It looks okay, but shouldnt the bottom be colsed?? I dont understand how it works. If someone could just explain what it should look like along the way- I would be very grateful!

Thanks,
Robyn
RobynAckerman is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 08-09-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,244 Times in 1,838 Posts
When you knit in the round, you knit a tube. Are you using a pattern? Most in-the-round bag patterns I've seen have you knit the bottom flat and then pick up stitches around the edge on a circular needle. Then you can knit the sides up in a continuous circle.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2005, 03:34 PM   #3
brendajos
Grafting the Toe
 
brendajos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Going through your stash...pay no attention over here
Posts: 6,256
Thanks: 29
Thanked 192 Times in 120 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to brendajos
i just finished the jenanne bag and it is knit as a tube and then closed up. it came out pretty well though i still need to line it (not required i just want to) mine didn't come out the same shape as the one in the pic when i was done knitting it but i think that it made it easier to shape it. http://www.jenanne.com/PATTERNfeltedbag.htm
__________________
Brenda
brendajos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2005, 03:35 PM   #4
RobynAckerman
Casting On
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Il
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I was trying to do the patter from this website caled "Suki" or "Tangy" it said to start with the circular needles???? Am I screwed? Oh no!

-Thanks for the quick reply though!

_Robyn
RobynAckerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2005, 03:39 PM   #5
brendajos
Grafting the Toe
 
brendajos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Going through your stash...pay no attention over here
Posts: 6,256
Thanks: 29
Thanked 192 Times in 120 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to brendajos
no that one is knit from the top down. once you start getting further down the bag it will start getting smaller ...that will be the bottom! much easier way to do it than bottom up from what i have seen so far!
__________________
Brenda
brendajos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2005, 03:41 PM   #6
RobynAckerman
Casting On
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Il
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
okay!!! Thank you so much!
RobynAckerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2005, 03:42 PM   #7
kimmie
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 560
Thanks: 46
Thanked 37 Times in 33 Posts
You'll be fine! There are many ways to do the bottom of a felted bag. The first ones that I made I knit the "tube" and then sewed the bottom seam. If you want the bottom to "sit" then after you sew the seam, you can sew down "triangles" inside the purse, on both sides of the seam, as wide as you'd like it to be. Clear as mud, I know. Somebody help me out explaining that.
kimmie
kimmie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2005, 03:43 PM   #8
brendajos
Grafting the Toe
 
brendajos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Going through your stash...pay no attention over here
Posts: 6,256
Thanks: 29
Thanked 192 Times in 120 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to brendajos
btw...i have seen other people do this too (and i think i did when i first started checking out knitty...) tangy is their description of how difficult the pattern is. there is a place on the site that explains it but i dont' remember where. i do love that bag though...just maybe not with the fun fur at the top...have to think on that before i do it!
__________________
Brenda
brendajos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2005, 03:44 PM   #9
kemp
Grafting the Toe
 
kemp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,681
Thanks: 81
Thanked 107 Times in 84 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to kemp Send a message via AIM to kemp Send a message via Yahoo to kemp
If you're following a pattern, I'm sure it will work out. Although sometimes they really make you sweat, dont' they
kemp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alphabet Baby Blocks: To Felt or Not To Felt ...? kmaclean General Knitting 1 04-29-2010 06:23 PM
Felt it again? psquidy How-to Questions 1 10-04-2007 12:36 PM
Will this felt?? jengi33 How-to Questions 3 08-29-2007 11:58 AM
Felt Help! Tita How-to Questions 2 07-19-2007 12:58 AM
Will this felt? feministmama General Knitting 5 05-01-2006 04:57 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:51 AM.