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Old 01-25-2007, 01:27 PM   #1
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Here's a newly finished object!

A cable handbag - I designed it myself - well actually I pretty much started knitting and made it up as I went but I'm pleased with the result. I had a picture in my head of what I was wanting and I'm glad to say that the end result has turned out just about exactly as I had in mind!

The middle cable pattern is called "diamonds and pearls" and is taken from the Vogue Stitchonary Vol 2 - and the cables either side are just 8 stitch cables twisted after the 5th and every following 10th row.

I lined it with cream cotton lining too.
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:28 PM   #2
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Fantastic job, Sue!!! it is beautiful!
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:47 PM   #3
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Sue, that is gorgeous!!!
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:48 PM   #4
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Such a SWEET purse! You did a WONDERFUL job, Sue!!!
I think you should publish the pattern, and call it the "Sue-WEET Bag"
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:57 PM   #5
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Now that is one sue-weet purse! I love it!
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:06 PM   #6
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Beautiful!
Do the handles have magnets or not?
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:57 PM   #7
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Very pretty!
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Old 01-25-2007, 04:36 PM   #8
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I like that name!

The handles are bamboo and have holes in the ends - the packet said I should have bought metal loops to fix them onto the bag - but I didn't read that bit until I got home so I just stitched them onto the bag using yarn - I think I prefer it that way - metal loops would have pulled the bag out of shape.

Next time I think I'd knit it in the round - I was actually just swatching to see how the cables went together but then I decided that the swatch was the right size for one side so just carried on knitting!

I fancy doing a circular style dolly bag now - and luckily I have loads of WOTA - so maybe I'll try cabling in the round! When I'm feeling brave and able to concentrate for a while that is!

And next time I'm definately going to write what I do as I go
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Old 01-25-2007, 04:42 PM   #9
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Fantastic!
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OH MY WORD I have been thinking of something just like that I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Great job on it.
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