Sunday, February 13, 2011

Opposite day

Ever since Book 3 came out, I've been wanting to make an inverse version of my Kitchy Pleated Bag - and at last I've crossed that off my knitting to-do list. 

The actual knitting part of the project only took a day and a half - so if you're looking for a fast project for a certain upcoming event next month, perhaps you might want to give this one a try! 

(Which reminds me - be on the lookout for a Junkies-only discount on all the patterns in my Ravelry shop in honor of Malabrigo March)

Pattern:  Kitchy Pleated Bag by yours truly - available only in Malabrigo Book 3

Yarn:  Malabrigo Chunky in Charrua (MC) and Frank Ochre (CC)

Buttons:  Found Buttons - part of my Etsy shop 
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Bamboo Handles:  The Milliner's Daughter - Etsy shop

Other notes:  If you choose to use a darker color (such as Charrua) as the MC on this bag, don't forget that darker-colored yarns felt more (and faster!) than lighter-colored yarns.  I actually did forget that little nugget of information, and when I pulled it out from the completed wash cycle, was surprised at how much more this version had felted!  (Also, you should check on it from time to time as it's undergoing the felting process - that was tactical error #2 for me, leaving it to its own devices)

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