Monday, July 04, 2005

Rustic Knitted Bag

Rustic Bag
Here is the finished Knitted Rustic Bag I've been working on. I really like the stick handles, and I used a turned, interfaced rectangle as the lining, and added turned, divided pockets on each side, and a magnetic snap as a closure. You can see photos of the bag before I cut the extra length from the handles, and of the interior if you click here.

I used a chunky weight cotton yarn from Portugal called Rosarios 4. It took exactly one skein, and I had none left over, not even an inch. I got this idea and pattern from Cast Away and the pattern from Yarniverse's Free Patterns.

I'm quite pleased with the finished product, and it will be a fun summer bag.


Gail said...

I like your bag! And all your sewing projects = impressive! I have been sewing forever, but rarely for myself anymore and even less in the years that I've blogging. You make me want to get down to my craft room and uncover the machine and get back to it.

Liana said...

Thanks Gaile for your very kind comments. Sewing and knitting seem to come and go in the intensity with which we pursue them. Sometimes it's one, and sometimes the other, but much more rarely both I think. I would be honored to think that I might have inspired you.

Anonymous said...

Liana, congratulations on the cute pink bag with so many compartments inside! As always, your detailed work is great. Love the idea of using natural branches. The photo with long sticks are so funny. :)

Anonymous said...

The stick handles were a fantastic touch! I've been searching all over the place trying to find that pattern because it's not up on the site anymore. I'm trying to make a large tote similar to that for my knitting. Do you happen to have the pattern still, or can I maybe get some hints from you? Email me if you have a chance

Anonymous said...

It is absolutely spectacular!