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Old 02-10-2006, 02:48 PM   #1
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Speaking of booga bags (again!)
would you recommend someone try making it the regular size first before trying to supersize one, just to get the hang of it?
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:00 PM   #2
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I would say it depends on how comfortable you are knitting in the round. Frankly--the booga was only the 2nd full sized project I ever completed...it was sooooooo easy. That being said--I don't think I would have felt comfortable trying to double it until I knew what I was doing.
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:21 PM   #3
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I have made four booga bags. I made the first two with Noro and ran them through my machine twice. I think mine turned out to be a nice size - not too big and not too small. I don't like HUGE purses though. I used WOTA for the other two bags, and they felted quite a bit smaller after just two cycles in the washer.
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:24 PM   #4
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I doubled EVERYTHING for the first booga I made for my sister. It was TOO big. If I were to make that pattern again, I would increase everything by 50%.
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After having made both regular-sized Boogas, a regular-sized Oregon Tote, and several other Booga-Sized Oregon Totes (confusing, I know), here is my advice:

Knit your Booga using two strands of wool held together, CO 34 stitches like the pattern calls for, but use Size 11 needles instead of 10-1/2, and knit about 60-80 rows after picking up stitches along the base.

You will end up with a tote bag that is about 12" tall by 10" wide. It's really a nice size, and you'll be really happy with the fabric that felts up w/ the two strands of yarn -- much more sturdy!
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Old 02-11-2006, 02:47 PM   #6
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Sounds like my supersize it bag will be ok then - I am doing something similiar - am using double stranded WOTA, only thing I did differently than Dot's instructions was I used 13's because I knit way too tightly. I think I cast on 54 and knit 38 and now am going up the sides......It is gobbling up my WOTA (4 skeins ends up yielding about 3-4 inches of stockinette....) and I had a panic attack yesterday where I thought I might be going in a wrong direction and would be way short on yarn even after I ordered 6 more skiens of WOTA. Its just so................BORING to knit! THAt is the biggest issue with it!
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Old 02-13-2006, 05:25 PM   #7
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I have heard a lot of neat things about the booga bag. Where can I find the pattern?

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Old 02-13-2006, 05:54 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by mrselder
I have heard a lot of neat things about the booga bag. Where can I find the pattern?

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Old 02-13-2006, 06:14 PM   #9
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I am glad someone asked about the bag pattern, bc I was going to! That is cute!
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Old 02-15-2006, 02:41 AM   #10
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Maybe someone could post a picture of their booga bag next to something like a teacup or something that is a standard size so the rest of us can see the real size. Maybe someone who doubled it could do it too, so we can get some idea of the size. Thank you.
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