Saturday, June 23, 2007

Green Market Bag

Green Market Bag is done, and a lovely exercise it was. I am pleased with how it came out, even though it is a bit long. Here it is, unblocked, but I don't think I need to block it, it is fine as it is.
Yarn: Louet Euroflax Originals (linen). 1 skein each green (the 270 yds). This can be done in one color; in which case you need only one skein. Needles: Addi lace US6. At the section of separation I used another Addi US6, (but not the lace) for one of the sides- it was much much harder!!!!
I used Astrid's stitch pattern from her beautiful Mohair Scarf. Wonderful, good for a bag structure, easy to memorize and- stretched more than I thought. Oops. OK, So next time I will make it shorter and without the neck. I made a bottom and sides for it using this technique. I attached the handles using a 3 needle bindoff. You can see the 3 needle bindoff and more photos of the process here. I will make more of these. Everybody needs a few. We must go green! I liked knitting with the linen. I read some knitters felt it cut into their hands, but I did not feel it. Its nice to use when its hot out.
Handles: M&J Trimmings on 6th ave. I got the big ones, so I can hang it on my shoulders. Next bag I may use a short one. I have been asked to write this as a pattern. I have (for a change) written notes as I went along, and I will, (soonish) write it up.

the greens- a bag IMG_8228.JPG green bag at the pool

18 comments:

Dame Wendy said...

It's lovely! I love the colors. :)

Annie said...

Wow! That is really beautiful. Go Hila! I love the striping within the pattern.

KnitNana said...

That's just so pretty! And will hold a LOT...
(how did you get almost everyone out of the pool for the photo!!!)
(((hugs)))

Nora said...

It's gorgeous, Hila. I love huge bags!

Debbie said...

Très chic!

Julie said...

Brilliant!

magnusmog said...

the bag is great - much prettier than plastic or paper :)

Hilde C. said...

Great bag! The pattern looks beautiful :-)

Liz K. said...

I've been waiting for the perfect pattern for my one hank of Euroflax linen -- and now I've got it! I'm looking forward to it.

Annelie said...

Love it!

tiennie said...

It's fantastic!

a friend to knit with said...

I love it so much!
It is really perfect.....If everyone would look so great going to the market! :)

Pat said...

Super job of it - and it looks so stylish too.

Steph said...

That's beautiful! I love the colors, fresh and cool, perfect for summer.

Nina said...

It is fantastic!!! And I LOVE the colours!

Rain said...

Me likey! That looks great. I love the colours and the pattern.

Sonya said...

I love the pattern you used - it is perfect for the yarn and handles, so very organic. If the stretching bugs you too much you could consider sewing a simple lining, it would no longer be a market bag though, so scratch that.

Krawuggl said...

This bag is so pretty, I love the pattern and especially the two shades of green together. It´s gorgeous!