5.30.2009

Propeller felted purse

This pattern is from Bags That Rock. Yarn is Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted. I picked two of the kettle dyed variegated skeins that complimented each other. (or so I hoped). This pattern is very easy, and suitable for a beginner knitter.

It was a fast to knit, the “propeller” patterns on the purse are done in duplicate stitch. This was the first time I even did it, super easy.

After felting I decided to use purchased handles, because I wanted this purse to keep its shape. I usually line my purses and put a strip of pockets across each side, for organization.

I had an enormous amount of trouble finding a fabric that “made me happy”, of course the one I found was pricy but worth it. It is a batik fabric with trees on it, I also used a two way zipper, what the heck I’ve already spent more than I planned on. Giggles

I was afraid this pattern might make a purse that was too flat and not hold enough, as you can tell, I like to be prepared for anything, guess it was all of those girl scout years. But I have stuffed it full and am pleased to say to holds everything I need.

I’m happy with this purse and would consider making it again, maybe in industrial type colors, due to the propeller images.

I am knitting the Sophie Bag now, that I first found on Instrucables. I was intrigued with the handles. Two I cords that twist together, prior to felting.

May your knitting needles fly as fast as dragonflies…

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