|Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized|
It all started when I was pregnant with kid #3. I had been using a Winnie the POO (pun intended) diaper bag for 5 years strait and the thought of lugging it around for another 3 years WAS ...
It all started when I was pregnant with kid #3. I had been using a Winnie the POO (pun intended) diaper bag for 5 years strait and the thought of lugging it around for another 3 years WAS UNBEARABLE!!! At the same time, I noticed a woman with a cute over sized bag and asked about it. When I found out how it was made, I thought, I can do that. And I did! Then all of my neighbors wanted one.
I am completely a self taught knitter. When I was an EXTREMELY BORED kid, I fashioned some needles from the dowels I pulled off of a couple of wooden coat hangers. I used an encyclopedia to learn the knit and purl stitches .
I did not touch another pair of needles again until I was 34 and needed that diaper bag. Since then, I have sold hundreds of bags, over 2,000 patterns. Although I mostly self publish, my designs have been included in bestselling books, magazines and knitting calendars.
Crammed with 10 pages' worth of colour photographs and diagrams, and lots of tips and hints and suggestions and explanations, this is a great pattern for the new felter. Pace is intensely knowledgeable about her subject and seems to teach as naturally as she breathes. She notes: "Most felted bag patterns use size 13 (9mm) or larger needles, leaving visible stitching. They also have you use two strands of yarn, which really prices up your costs. I use only 1 strand with my patterns. They are just as strong and have a very nice 'hand'. VERY detailed step by step instructions for this pattern including a stitch guide, multiple photos and simple seaming instructions, plus instructions for adding the optional swirl detailing."
12-14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch