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Berchem
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
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Posted - 05/05/2004 :  10:12:11 AM  Show Profile Send Berchem a Private Message
I had about 100 yards left over from mittens. It was sport weight 100% wool. I combined it with a beautiful mohair. Using size 7 needles to make a dense fabric, I cast on 60 stitches and knitted in the round until all the yarn was done. It came to about 5" long. The width was about 7". I sewed the bottom and attached some really pretty braid for a strap and some of the braid was used to loop over a gold button. I lined it with a nice silk shantung. For $4.69 in supplies (braid, button, silk) and scraps of left over yarn, I created a beautiful evening bag. You could put fringe on the bottom or trim around the top. Depending on the type of yarn, you could make it casual or dressy.

lov2knit
Warming Up

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Posted - 05/31/2004 :  3:29:40 PM  Show Profile Send lov2knit a Private Message
Sounds wonderful. I like the idea of the silk lining - makes it just a bit more special but still thrifty!!

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