Thursday, December 4, 2008

25 more bags to knit

This is the first handbag pattern book that I purchased that included instructions on finishing with a full lining - and for that I prize it. Emma King divides 25 more bags into three sections--Anytime, Weekend, and Evening. Any skill level can find something fun to try and succeed with, incorporating techniques such as knitting with color, beads, sequins and embroidery. Don't spend hundreds on a status bag! Instead, make something authentic, gorgeous and unattainable to everyone who lives close to the outlets.

The Yarn...
Sample projects:
Fleur pg 10
Yarns: Rowan Summer Tweed 1 3/4 oz (50g) balls, Rowan All Seasons Cotton 1 3/4 oz (50g) balls, Rowan Kid Silk Haze 1oz (25g) balls
Gauge (Tension): 17 sts and 25 rows to 4 in (10cm) using US 7 (4.5 mm) needles measured over pattern
Frill Seeker
pg 26 Yarns: Rowan Felted Tweed 1 3/4 oz (50g) balls, Rowan Kid Silk Haze 1 3/4 oz (50g) balls 3 colors
Gauge: 14sts and 20 rows to 4in (10cm) using US 10 1/2 (6.5mm) needles measured over reverse stockinette stitch

The Book...
Contents: ANYTIME: Fleur--True Blue--Very Berry--Tangerine--Frill Seeker--Crimson and Clover--Flutter--Cinnamon--Purple Haze WEEKEND: Ludo--Daffodil--Waffle--Whirl--Daydreamer--Orchard--Blancmange--Sky EVENING: After Eight--Treasure--Gem--Dash--Soiree--Cherry Drop--Vintage--Caramel TECHNIQUES: Yarn Information--Abbreviations--Acknowledgments and Suppliers

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