Monday, July 19, 2010

Finished Project: Grrlfriend Market Bag



My Grrlfriend Market Bag
Size made: One size fits all
Craft: Knit
Made for: A door prize for the August meeting of  A Tight Knit Group

Materials
Needle(s) used:  US 6, dpns; US 7, 14" circular; US 10, 16" circular; US 8, 14" circular.
Yarn used: Peaches & Creme Solids
Color: 4 Ecru
Bought at: Walmart
Use yarn again? Yep

Project Details and Feedback
Duration of Project: July 12th, 2010 - July 15th, 2010
Modifications:
For the base I used US 6 dpns. I was so excited to get to the Body that I forgot to do the last knit around with 25 sts on each needle.
My knitting seemed to be really tight because when I was supposed to switch to the 16” circular I could barely get it on a US 7, 14”. However the bag stretches so much that my tight knitting didn’t seem to affect it.
For the body I switched to US 10, 16” circular needles and did 19 repeats.
I did one repeat of the Top/Cuff with the US 10 needles then switched to US 8, 14” circular needles and did three more repeats with those.
For the strap/handle I did 9 instead of 10 stitches and instead of decreasing I just kept it at 9 stitches wide the whole strap.
To join the strap I did a 3-needle BO. I also added a button on that BO point.
Make this pattern again?: Yes indeed! I really liked this pattern and the instructions were easy to follow.  I will be doing other market bags before I do this one again.  I personally do not like bags that have a circular bottom.

(Many thanks to my handsome, extremely tolerant model!)



Love, 
LeeAnn

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is such a nice bag! The girls are gonna love having a chance to win it. How will you pry it from Vlad's hot little (ha!) hands?
xxxooo
mommy

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

I'm sure it will be more difficult prying it from my hands =P