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Sunday, November 18, 2007

English Garden Carpetbag finished




Finished the English Garden Carpetbag, a Terry Ross design. Pattern available at http://www.straw.com/ I loved working this bag, it's the second one I've made. The first one was in a Spring colorway. This one is (obviously) in a Fall colorway. I used Crystal Palace Taos and Aran to knit the body of the bag. I used Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Maple Syrup and Carrot - double stranded for the knitted i-cord. I made a bunch of embellishments using Terry's directions, as well as some leaves from different Nicky Epstein books, including her "Knit Hat" book, an earlier book of hers, but one of my all-time favorites. I did not use a i-cord, or the Crystal Palace deco ribbon for the vine, rather I used KP Wool of the Andes and made a flatter cord, but just casting on a ton of stitches, knitting one row, and then binding off. Additionally I felted all of the embellishments, including the flowers. The only item(s) not felted were the small bobbles in the middle of the flowers. I also decided to put embellishments on all sides of the bag. This bag was made in conjunction with the Felted Bag KAL Yahoo group.

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