Sunday, April 10, 2016

New knitting bag

When I can't sew I take my knitting and have been using a large knitting bag for many years.

Besides it looking very tired it was too large for my trip overseas so when Andi Satterlund from Untangling Knots posted about Knitting at Parties, she shared a link for the perfect little knitting bag.

The Reversible Sock Knitting Project Bag  by Very Shannon.

I have quite a bit of the Vera Bradley fabric in my "bag stash" and have used it previously making a Spice of Life bag which unfortunately stays in the cupboard.  I've realised that even though I love the fabric I will enjoy it a lot more making accessories for my knitting.

I have used both the large floral and added the large border to add some interest to the side of the bag.

For the lining I used the smaller patterned fabric.

I cut a strip of the large floral and used the smallest Fasturn tube to make the cord.

This was the perfect size bag for my trip.  I did take the cotton facecloth that I was knitting and a skein of wool as well as 2 pairs of interchangeable needles for my circular needles for the knitting class I did at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo

The facecloth is now finished and although not perfect I am feeling a lot more comfortable with the "continental style" of knitting.

2016 Stash Out: 3.4 m
2016 Stash In: 15 m


Very Shannon said...

Looks fabulous!

kbenco said...

My husband refers to knitting as my "emergency hobby". I love your little knitting bag, it looks very practical and pretty.

Sarah Liz said...

Sharon, I have yet to learn the continental style. It's supposed to be quick, once you get the hang of it. Great idea to start on a washcloth.

I love the bag. It's funny how we use our bags well past the tatty and should be discarded stage. I love your new travel knitting bag. I guess hand sewing could go in there as well, or embroidery.

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

Love your fabric choices. They look great together.

Carolyn said...

It's very cute, as well as practical and smart! I really should make a nice knitting bag, and get rid of the old shoe bag that I use at the moment! (blush)

Renata said...

Do you mean a knitting bag to include in your check-in luggage or carry-on. I recently discovered I could do some counted cross-stitch during an overseas flight, but not so knitting, even with circular needles. BTW, nice fabric.