Cabled Bag

Cabled Bag

I found a beautiful cable pattern that I just had to use on something. I’ve made enough scarves and hats, so I thought why not make a bag instead? I can practice sewing seams and adding lining all the while seeing just how complex a pattern I can work with.

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The pictures don’t do the project justice. I need to invest in better camera equipment if I want to impress anyone. I’m thinking maybe combining two different patterns into one pattern and making a large bag, or better yet, a blanket. I’m slowly mastering working with cables, so I’m addicted to using them!

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Vintage Yarn

Vintage Yarn

I was given some yarn a few months ago and I’ve been sitting on my stash because I can never agree to what I want to make. The yarn is vintage, probably bought in the 90’s and kept in storage until now.

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Coats and Clark The Pounder
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Bernat Berella 4
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Lionbrand Pamela

There is something special about vintage yarn. Especially yarn that’s at least 20 years old. Maybe I should try a vintage pattern?

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=Vintage

Thick and Thin

Thick and Thin

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photo:joann.com

Recently I’ve bought some thick and thin yarn, also known as slub yarn. It’s soft and pretty, and the thick and thin parts give it a nice texture. I bought two skeins of it and then set off online to see what I could make with it.

Ravelry is my first stop in looking for ideas. That site is full of patterns and inspiration. With the first skein of my yarn, I made a twisted drop stitch infinity scarf using this pattern

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Now, what to do with the other skein? While searching for patterns, I came across this beautiful cable project and just had to make something.

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photo: ravelry - mamatronic

I’ve made plenty of scarves, cowls, and hats so I wanted something different. Why not a clutch, purse, or wallet of some kind? Just knit the pattern to the desired length, fold, sew, add lining and some way to close, and voila! I have… something.

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The cables are there, but not very prominent. I frogged this one and decided to use a yarn that is much smoother and consistent.

Now what? I have one skein of slub yarn. I am still searching. Until then..