Tuesday, January 03, 2006

2006 FO #2

E voila, mon sac francais du marche':

I finished knitting the last handle and practiced my kitchener stitch this morning, then wove in all the ends this evening. All that remains is the felting, which will be done in the machine at my parents' house (since it works better and will require less cycles than the one in my building. Also, it's free.) Here are the FO details:

Pattern: French Market Bag from Winter 2003 Knitty
Needles: US 7 29" circular and dpns
Yarn: Cascade 220, 1/2 skein burgundy (base of bag) , 1 1/2 skeins aporto (body and handles)
Notes: This is a great pattern to knit, especially when you want a quick project and a pattern that requires minimal attention. The only slightly aggravating part was the beginning of the base, knitted in the round on dpns. Another plus of this project is that because it's felted (and the felting process hides most errors and secures all loose threads), it's good practice for weaving in ends and grafting with kitchener stitch.

Shown here, it's stuffed with some plastic bags and held up by J to give you an idea of the shape of the bag. Once it's felted it'll probably stand up on its own.

Now on the needles: swatch for my Jaywalkers...

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

That bag looks awesome!! Make sure you post the finished project. :-)