05 January 2011

Christmas Crafts- Round I

Some of my gifts were these knit bags. Made of Lily Sugar and Cream cotton and based on the pattern The Everlasting Bagstopper, they were a big hit.

Barn colors for my Little Sister.
Pink for my other Little Sister...this one is lunchbox/project bag sized.
Red one for my Mum, to match her sweet coat and other project bag.
I also made a purple and green one for my SIL in WA, but I seem to have not photographed that one...

I love them all and I will be making some more, they are so easy and once you get to the "netting" bit, they go so fast.

3 comments:

Alicen said...

My, my you have been doing lots of knitting!

I LOVE the red one for your mum!! The others are great but the red on is fabulous. What pattern did you use? In case I ever get bit by the knitting bug again.

Alexis said...

@Alicen
The pattern is on Ravelry/Knitty.com as The Everlasting Bagstopper. I just used the idea so basically it is cast on as many stitches as you want the bag to be wide, knit in garter until it is a s deep as you want it, pick up the stitches from the three remaining sides (now you are in the round), knit a bit for the base, switch to one row YO,K2T alternated with a knit row, knit a stockinette top and cast off.
Easy peasy.

Alicen said...

@Alexis
Yeah, really can't get much easier than that!