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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Mitered purse

Last summer, Mason-Dixon Knitting inspired me to make a mitered-square tote bag - a panel of 4 squares on each side. And I wanted it to be in those crazy colors that I remember from those 90s windbreaker suits. I started running out of yarn, so it became a clutch.

Sorry I didn't post photos as I went along. I never think to do that. And I knit these squares off-and-on throughout 2006. (One was created on the way to Atlanta last summer.) Next time I do a mitered square I'll take a couple pics. It really is interesting to see how they come together. They're easier than they look.

Basically I seamed together 4 mitered squares, then mattress-stitched them up the sides. I picked up 6 stitches along one edge, knit a garter stitch strap, bound off the strap and then stitched it to the other side.

I'm toying with the idea of felting it. Anyone have an opinion on that?

I'll add a liner when it's all said and done so that it won't buckle when I carry it. Maybe it needs a zipper, too...

Cascade 220, colors... um, I forgot
US size 6, Denise Interchangeables

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