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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.
The pattern is for the BASIC SHAPE only. You decide what colors to use and other embellishments.
The pattern includes:
A Shopping list,
a stitch guide,
detailed step by step instructions with photographs
and TIPS! I LOVES ME SOME TIPS! Time saving shortcuts, design notes, blocking advice, embellishment ideas, and a fun way to add a touch of whimsy to your Ring Top Tote.
You will use size 10.5 needles and a single strand of worsted weight wool.
This is a LARGE tote like handbag.
Excellent for work and projects!
The handles are easy to find on the web and at most craft stores and online:)
9"h (not including the handles) x 11"w x 5"w
Add some blooms from my felted rose pattern (free of charge) in my Craftsy pattern shop
Use up all of those buttons you have collected over the years. (See orange model).
12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette