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Old 11-27-2006, 12:30 PM   #1
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how to make larger booga bag
Hi, I have been knitting for a few weeks and really enjoying it. I am planning to make the booga bag, but I want to make a larger version for a knitting bag.

The pattern calls for 3 skeins with 34 st on the bottom and 100 in the round for 64 st. I will be using 4 skeins, so how much larger do you think I can make the bottom and sides with that extra skein?

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Old 11-27-2006, 12:52 PM   #2
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I don't think it's a simple as 1/3 larger. Maybe 1/4...?

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I am hoping there is an easy mathmatical answer, but this is my second knitting project and I am still learning to read patterns. No way am I comfortable altering them yet!
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:04 PM   #4
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Here ya go. It'll take a little bit of work since you'll have more than one rectangle, but hopefully, the calculator will make things a little simpler.

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Old 11-27-2006, 03:04 PM   #5
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I've been wanting to ask this same question!

If you figure it out, please let me know!!!!

Still trying to convince Henry the cat that knitting is a spectator sport!
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:24 PM   #6
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One thing you can do if you want to "save" your Kureyon for the body of the bag is use a solid color of something feltable in a coordinating color, like Lamb's Pride or Cascade 220 (the not superwash types) for the bottom of the bag. If you double-strand the solid color as well, it will make the bottom especially sturdy.
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:25 PM   #7
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There IS a way to figure it out, but it takes a spreadsheet and a lot of brain work. calculating total number of stitches of the original compared to number of skeins used...

Here's what I would do. I would start by making the handle. That's going to need to be done no matter what.

According to my quick spreadsheet I setup, you should be able to make it 45st by 34 rows by 70 rows tall w/o any problems. It'll probably turn out a little bit taller than 70. but you should be safe making it that big.
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