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Old 06-06-2007, 02:37 AM   #11
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I turned mine into a backpack. I added a drawstring at the top and put the straps at the back. It turned out pretty good. I don't have pics of the finished project but maybe I should.
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:09 AM   #12
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On my last Booga, I sort of combined the pattern with another free pattern I saw online. I used a stocking heel stitch for the base (like stockinette except slip every other stitch on the knit row) to make the base sturdier, and then added a 3 or 4-row piping at the bottom of the sides. Piping is where you knit a few rows in the round, then pick up a stitch 3 or 4 rows down and knit it together with the current row, and do that for one round.

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Old 06-06-2007, 02:08 PM   #13
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I am making one now with changes that someone else had made. I think from this forum, maybe under felting.
Cast on 60 stitches and knit 40 rows. Pick up 19 stitches on short sides and 60 on long. Total 158 stitches. Knit 70 rounds. This is just a bit taller than the original and wider. I an using SWS but have not finished knitting yet. I made one with WOTA with more stitches than the original and it still is small. I hope this time around will be better. I think I will add an extra stitch or 2 on the I-cord. I think I will use about 5 balls of yarn
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:06 PM   #14
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ok, i was thinking for those of you who made an altered booga, what yarn and how much of it did you use? one more ball of noro? five balls of WOTA? four balls of boku? TIA
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ok, i was thinking for those of you who made an altered booga, what yarn and how much of it did you use? one more ball of noro? five balls of WOTA? four balls of boku? TIA
You read my mind! That is what I was wanting to know as well!
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:22 AM   #16
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I made it a little bigger and wider. I also used a matching yarn (not noro) for the bottom) and doubled it to give it a little more body. I used the same yarn for the strap. That way, I was able to get a bigger bag with 2 skeins of noro.

I would add some kind of loop closure to keep it closed.

I am not wild with my straps and poking them through the fabric. Not sure how I would do that differently - I just am not crazy about that.
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i like the idea of different yarn for the bottom and strap. i forgot until kitkat brought it up ... i don't like poking the i-cord through either, so what i did was on about row 60 i added YO's, then on row 61 i did K2TOG after i passed each YO to get back to the correct #. worked great. i think i figured on the side sections to place them centered with 6 stitches between each YO, then the front and back YOs were 7 stitcjes from the corner markers. make sense?
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I used Lamb's Pride Bulky. I think I used 1 of the brown and one of the blue/turqoise (can't remember the exact colours).

Here is a pic of it on the Watcha knitting board. I don't have pics of it felted yet.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ght=dragontush
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I actually doubled the bottom to make it stronger. Just knit it twice a big, folded it over and then picked up around it, so the bottom would felt up as a doubled piece of fabric.
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