It lifts my spirit

Friday, June 29, 2007

There’s one blog that I like to visit almost every day. It is not related to knitting, it is about something I like to knit: bags. Why I love these bags? Because they are so pretty, and well finished and Debra ( she’s the “guilty” one for crafting such a gorgeous bags) is so creative in choosing and matching the colors. Her colors combination influences my mood, it makes me smile and feel happier. Debra is a gifted photographer too and her bags, wallets and pouches are very well pictured (good background and positioning of items). My favorite bags are:

yet another knitted bag

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It's another knitted bag, a present for my sister-in-law. I was very crafty: I knitted, I cut one big wooden ring, I drilled holes in it, I painted it and finally it became a wooden button (the cerulean blue one with pale green dots)

My bag stitch pattern

Thursday, June 21, 2007

So, for Justine, and not only, my bag stitch pattern.
Note: very easy

This stitch pattern requires multiple of 5 stitches + 2 extra stitches (border stitches, i.e. one st for each side). I won't mention the border stitches in the pattern.

Row1 (RS): Knit till end of row
Rows 2-4 : Knit till end of row
Row 5: *[yo twice, K], repeat from * till end of row
Row 6: *[Slip 5 sts purlwise to RH needle, dropping same time the yo's from previous row; slip these 5 sts back to the LH needle and Ktbl, do not drop the stitch from LH needle, (yo, Ktbl) twice in the same stitch. Now pass(dropp) all the 5 sts to the RH needle.] Repeat from * till end of row. Now you should have the same no of sts on yr needle.

Repeat rows 1-6

For the swatch in the above picture, I casted on 32 sts (30 sts + 2 border sts). If you still have questions regarding this stitsch pattern, pls let me know.

My Brea Bag from Berroco

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I hope my friend will love it. This bag is her birthday present. It was a total challenge: knit, paint the wooden rings, make the handles somehow, use X-ray films to keep the lining&bag sturdy.

bag knitting stitch

Friday, June 08, 2007

Ta-da! At the end I succeeded! I think I'll use this stitch for a purse, handbag. Do you wanna know how to do this stitch?