Monday, September 04, 2006

Lion Brand: Self-lined bag

See! I really have been knitting in the wings. Here's my version of the Striped Self-lined Bag by Lion Brand. I used just under four 50g balls of Rowan All Seasons Cotton in shade 164.

I was originally going to knit this bag with the Ohhh, Bag Me KAL but never got round to it. The finished dimensions of my bag are 12" x 8", slightly bigger than the pattern specified. However, as I knit the bag in cotton rather than Lion Brand suede cashmere (thanks Laura!) there was bound to be a difference.

I crochet the handles for this bag instead of knitting I-cords, as I usually do. The bag is a bit soft and floppy, and I'm wondering if the suede yarn would have made a firmer bag? Hmmm!

Anyway, here it is modelled by the hand of the lovely Little Miss CB (while eating cheese)!


EDIT 05/09: Oops... forgot to put on the button. Doh!

6 comments:

Procrastiknitter said...

Loving IT!!! Thinking about making it for my mother for Christmas. Thanks for the pic, it's gorgeous!

Laura said...

Hi Bernie,
LOVE your bag! I think I may actually have to make myself one of those! Actually, I noticed the pattern says cashmere -- which would probably be even floppier than cotton! It really doesn't look floppy though, I think it's very cute.

alliesw said...

Nice bag! I have solved my floppy bag problem in some cases by carrying around a journal pad in close to the same size--adds a bit of weight, but also structure (and something to write on!)

Jeanne said...

Very cute! Great color, and I think the size is nice.

AR said...

That's a great bag! Nice work!

Ana said...

What do you think they mean by "self-lining"?

Just that you do not put lining? I looked at the pattern and it does not explain.

The color choice is really nice but I don't thing I would like it if it's soft and floppy. Maybe you could line it with a stiffer fabric to give it more body.