Saturday, January 10, 2009

Little Star Bag

The bag was knit in the star stitch, and with the Debbie Mumm Traditions Yarn (Pine Needle Green colorway) that The Great Enabler gave me in one of our knitting group's stash swaps. I made two panels so that the stars would be going the right direction, seamed at the bottom and both sides, and finished off with several rows of garter stitch to keep the top edge from rolling. For what seemed like an eternity, I made a six stitch I-cord for the handle, and then a three stitch I-cord for the fastening loop. The button is something I got at Hobby Lobby several years ago.


I had originally considered lining the bag, but have decided against it as I have so many other irons in the knitting fire. Also, the star fabric is fairly dense, and I do not intend to carry anything in it that will poke through the knitted fabric.

I know this bag is no big whoop, but it is the first thing that I have ever designed and knit, and I thought it was post-worthy.






A shot that is a little bit closer so that you can see the detail in the button, as well as the star stitch.




6 comments:

jokir said...

Well isn't that the cutest thing? Maybe you don't want to use it for the walkman now. Not enough people would see it. Its really nice.

Debi said...

It's lovely Terri! Congrats!

Beth said...

That's incredible...perfect combo of yarn and design. You done good!! In fact, I dare say you done great!

Christy said...

How cute! Good job. :-)

DragonsChest said...

It's very pretty! I love the graduations of the yarn color. Going to put out a pattern for this?

Linda said...

Wowie Zowie - you are a knitting fiend! I love the bag - the stitch pattern is perfect for the bag and the yarn.