Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Spiral Rib Bag

There is something very satisfying about knitting with your own homespun. Even yarn that looked like an unorganized mess coming off the wheel, can work up nicely in a project.

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Pattern: Spiral Rib Bag
Book: One Skein by Leigh Radford
Yarn: My Homespun (3rd picture from top), 100% Colorado Wool, Natural Dyes
Needles: US 10: 16" Circular and DPNs
Size: Choice of two sizes. This is the small one.

This was a fun, quick knit. From start to finish, it only took me two nights of knitting. It could easily be worked in one sitting. The small size is worked on 50 stitches.

The body of the bag is worked first, starting with a provisional cast on. The live stitches are picked up later to knit the bottom of the bag.

I like the way the purl stitches are bound off in the rib pattern while the knit stitches are continued. This forms the tabs at the top. An I-cord drawstring is run through the eyelets in the tabs to cinch it closed.

I don't know if it's the stitch pattern or the yarn I used, but the bag has enough body to stand up on it's own without anything in it.

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11 comments:

  1. The bag is really cool! Will it hold a skein of yarn?

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  2. Nice! It's great to see you having so much fun with your handspun. I haven't touched my wheel in ages ;o)

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  3. Cute bag! How fun to have something that you even spun the yarn for.

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  4. Love the bag! Your handspun looks awesome knit!

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  5. It's absolutely lovely. It looks luxurious and memorable (if that makes sense outside of my head ...ha).

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  6. Very good work, thank you

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  7. What a great idea! A bag designed just to carry BBQ ribs, Brilliant!

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  8. it looks great! and you made it with your handspun. two points for you!

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  9. Looks great. I've never knit with handspun (mine or anyone else's) but it sure looks like fun.

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  10. Beautiful handspun turned into a wonderful bag! Thanks for sharing :-)

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~Tracy