Friday, September 11, 2009

Presenting; THE ALISON BAG!

Inspired by one of my dearest online friends, this bag took a while to design and execute, but I really love the finished results :-} It is available for download ($4.00) HERE (on Ravelry)
HERE (on Patternfish)
And just to the right side of this page :-}

Here are the Details!

-Alison is designed for carrying small lap tops and notebook computers, but works great for a small book bag or tote bag as well.

-Knitted in the round with a three needle bind off; minimal finishing is required, especially if a purchased handle is used.

-Three easy to intermediate slip stitch patterns (in written form) create a firm fabric.

-One skein of each yarn is all that is needed.

-Using semisolid yarn adds effortless complexity.

- 13 inches wide by 9 inches high.

Materials:
-Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Worsted, 1 skein each in
Yarn A: Blue Skyways (M-230)
Yarn B: Strawberry Smoothie (M-200)
OR 190 yards each of two colors of 8 wpi yarn (Heavy Worsted or Aran)

Needles and Notions:
-#7 U.S. (4.5 mm) 24 to 32 inch circular needles.
- A second #7 (4.5 mm) needle used for three-needle bind off
-Darning Needle for weaving in ends.
-Stitch marker
-Optional purchased handle.
-Optional snaps, or if not for carrying computers, magnetized fasteners.

Abbreviations and Techniques:
k - knit
p - purl
sl1 - slip one stitch purlwise, with yarn in back
sl1 wyif - slip one stitch purlwise, with yarn in front
sl2 wyib - slip two stitches purlwise, with yarn in back
st - stitch
Three-needle bind off

4 comments:

AlisonH said...

I really, really, really, really like that. Did I mention that I like that? I really really do. Beautiful!

morewithles said...

Lovely! The stitching looks really interesting.

Lynx said...

oh great, now I have to google directions for 3-needle bind-off.... only then will I buy the pattern.... gads, it is frigging gorgeous! (stop the presses, LOL).....

Leslie said...

It's wonderful, Diana, you out did yourself!