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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Interweave Knits: Grace's Bag

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
The bag is knit in Lion Brand's Wool-Ease Thick & Quick which is a super chunky yarn. It makes for a no-nonsense sturdy bag that will hold all your essentials and is a great companion for your spare time.

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.

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