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Thursday, November 02, 2006

FO: D Abrahams/Rowan Shaded Squares Bag

Project : Debbie Abrahams Knitted Bag.

Pattern: Rowan Knitted Kit , the Shaded Squares Bag
Intaria and beaded bag , the back done in two colour garter& stocking stitch stripes.Base and handles in moss stitch

Yarn: Rowan Cotton Glace Coffee Cream colourway

Needles: 2.25mm , 3.0mm

Knitted kit for bag.The kit came boxed with specific weights for the yarn, small glass shell buttons, glass beads( pearl and clear) , piece of lining fabrics and yarn ID tag.
My first full intarsia project, went rather well.Full b/w chart included.
My main beef was the lining.The fabric supplied was a narrow rectangular piece , whilst the instructions required the lining to be cut in one piece ( Rhomoid from rectangle?)

Omitted the fabric ties for snap closure.
Left out the buttons on edge of bag( really nice shell buttons better for cardis, shirts?)
For next time , will either double the straps or knit even tighter for strength

The back and side of back showing two colour striped cloth

Close up of the intarsia( no holes , yeah)

Further in progress pictures here