Monday, 17 June 2013

How to Design and Knit a Bag. Knitting Workshop at Castaway Yarns

Designing a small knitted bag is a great place to start 
if you'd like to begin designing your own knitting projects.
After selecting the colour, yarn, shape and size of your bag you can calculate the number of stitches needed to cast on and the number of rows required, by knitting a swatch in your chosen stitch pattern prior to knitting.
Last Saturdays 'How to Design and Knit a Bag Workshop at Castaway Yarns was a great success. The beautiful designs created are now work in progress. 

Sue designed a small hand bag to take on honeymoon in a few weeks time in a stunning summer red basket weave. 
Congratulations Sue on your impending wedding. 
♥ Wishing you a beautiful day ♥

Can't wait to see all the finished bags.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Knitting and Sewing Craft Project Bag. PDF Hand Knitting Pattern.

We all need a project bag to store all our crafty bits and pieces, 
work in progress, yarn, needles and fabric.
What could be better than making our own?
This fabulous hand knitting pattern for a Knitting and Sewing Craft Project Bag 
requires very basic skills in both knitting and sewing.
If you can cast on, knit, purl and cast off, this is a perfect, very easy, 
knitting pattern and project for you.
The interior of the bag is lined with a canvas interlining to provide support and structure,
 the interior is finished off with a pretty cotton fabric lining. 

You will need 50cm of canvas and 50cm of cotton for the interior. 
The template for the lining is included in the pattern instructions. 
The knitting pattern requires just 300 grams of Cotton D.K. 
Perfect for using up some of the stash.

The handles for the project bag are made from two small pieces 
of wood or cane which slot into the finished handle slots
Quick to knit and great fun to make.
 We love ours!

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Knitting and Sewing Craft Project Bag
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