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Old 12-13-2005, 06:38 PM   #21
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Jax--your bag is lovely!

And Kelly--THAT bag, THAT is what I want!!

Is it sturdy? Will it hold a hardback book or two?
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:04 PM   #22
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OH! WOW! Well, if I remember correctly, it already calls for double-stranded yarn. So, do that. Then, I doubled the CO sts, and knit it twice as wide & tall. The sturdiness depends alot on what yarn you choose, but I used WOTA and sure, it would hold a couple of hardcover books!
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:16 PM   #23
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I want to make one for me, obviously, but I also want to make one for my best friend. We both carry lots of books--the tools of the trade--and I'd like to be able to stuff it full of books and papers.

Now I have to order more WOTA. Isn't that a pity?!
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:17 PM   #24
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Jad I do love your bag, did you use double strands of WOTA's. I wonder if i ordered the wrong stuff, my wots seems so thin and i was gonna make a kitty pi with it but was sure it wouldnt work so i went and bought Lambs pride. I didnt think it was worsted there wasnt anything on the label telling me it is. I would love to know what your impression was using it for felting and if it was doubled yarn. The balls are 50 gr i think.
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:20 PM   #25
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oops kelly beat me when I was typing post,. i thought it was double yarn.I did not double my lambs pride with my oregon tote however.
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:30 PM   #26
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You MIGHT even considering tripling the yarn for the bottom of the bag... :thinking:
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:40 PM   #27
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You MIGHT even considering tripling the yarn for the bottom of the bag... :thinking:
That would work, I think! What about the handles...could I triple the top couple of inches of the bag? And triple the I-cord?
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:11 PM   #28
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I'm the booga bags! It's good to know that you can make them larger without messing up the pattern - the small size is what turned me off them. I may have to try one of these...

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Old 12-13-2005, 09:18 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Angelia
That would work, I think! What about the handles...could I triple the top couple of inches of the bag? And triple the I-cord?
I dont see why not....you may need to go up one needle size, but its DEFINITELY worth a shot!
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:36 AM   #30
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Uh oh, I didnt double the yarn in mine (I am planning on felting this weekend, will show before and after pictures), and I used a yarn similar to WOTA. Hopefully it will be ok. It seemed to be a similar gauge to the Noro, which you do not double when you use (if you doubled, I think you would lose that cool striping effect because believe me, no two skeins of Noro are alike!).

Wasn't there a post of someone else who doubled theirs and then it shrunk way down in height? I think alot depends on what yarn you use, how you felt it, and then how you block it!
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