Thursday, August 16, 2007
I love this bag! It's such a cute pattern, and honestly it only took a few hours to knit. Felting it was another story though! You can still see some stitch definition, despite it going through the wash 4 times and agitating for well over an hour. I'm not sure whether this is an issue with the colour, the yarn or my washing machine - I'm guessing that it wouldn't be noticeable with a darker colour, but I'm still loving the lime green. The yarn was a single strand of 8 ply Rainbow yarn. It's felted nicely, I think it could be even nicer with 2 strands, giving it a bit more thickness. I knit it using my new Boye needlemaster size 6.5mm. The only mod's I made, were to knit the top of the handle on dpns, rather than as an i-cord. I still haven't got my mind around knitting a 7 stitch i-cord, without having at least 2 very loose/open stitches at the back - I think I'll have to have a read of one of my EZ books where she explains idiot cords so that an idiot can understand!