Monday, April 24, 2006
Well, after being so busy I finally had a chance to sit down and do some looming this weekend. I taught a class at Michael's but then came home and I came up with a new pattern for a Mini Handbag. I love small handbags and this one will soon be a staple in my collection I can tell. Take a look at the finished design here - it's on the homepage of my site and on the top of my patterns page. What do you think? You like it?
The finished stats are:
Size: without handles it measures 9.5 inches across by 4 .75 inches deep
Yarn: 2 strands held together of Bernat Soft Boucle or 2 strands of any other bulky weight yarn.
Loom: I used the Knifty Knitter Green loom, but any round or rake with at least 30 pegs will do the trick.
The handles: Joann Essentials wooden black "ring style" handles. I got them at Joann Fabrics.
Approximate time to complete: 4 hours (give or take)
Techniques used: cast on, flat panel technique, e-wrap stitch, increasing, and decreasing. Instructions are given for increasing and decreasing and how to shape the bag and sew on the handles.
UPDATE: I took some more photos of the finished bag. Scroll down to see them...