I was super busy at the beginning of the year with design submissions for the Fall season. Luckily this design was a super fast knit that is now out in Interweave Knits Weekend 2011 issue or as an individual pattern for download in the Interweave store.
|Photos by Interweave Knits|
I've used again the shaped intarsia technique (other project: the Hourglass Pillows) that makes for smooth edges around the blue diamond, even with this chunky yarn - no ragged steps at the color changes.
The bag has a 3-colored braided strap ending in playful tassels and running along side the height of the bag. And the brown and white argyle diamond lines are applied afterwards using a chain stitch embroidery stitch or you could crochet a foundations chain straight onto the bag (or sew it on).
I definitely like the bold pattern and bright color splash for the colder months when we need a bit of cheerfulness in our days.