Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Florida Bag

Pattern: KnitPicks The Florida Bag (discontinued)

Yarn: KnitPicks Shine Worsted in Watermelon, Sunflower, Green Apple, Crocus, Blush, Reef, Coral, and Batchelor Button.

Started knitting: April 6; Finished knitting April 8.

This is a great pattern. I'm sorry that KnitPicks discontinued it. It's no longer on their website so I guess it's sold out. Each color is a different stitch pattern. It was fun trying out new patterns with all the different colors.

Big thanks to my mom for doing the lining of the bag. I am certainly not a seamstress, even cutting fabric makes me nervous. She made the lining out of some great fabric we found at Hobby Lobby.

It's lined with fabric covering double sided stiff interfacing so it has a great shape. I found the handles at Wal-mart. I was most disappointed that Hobby Lobby (at least my Hobby Lobby) no longer carries purse handles. You can see the fabric thru the blue and purple yarns and it coordinates great.

This is my first non-felted bag and I really like it. I wish I were more comfortable sewing so that I could do the lining myself.


Anne said...

Oh that's a great bag!! I LOVE how bright it is and all the colors - and the lining just brings that out even more. Great job!

get stitchy! said...

Congratulations, you're on get stitchy!

Thanks so much for submitting your blog.

Gail said...

That is an awesome bag.

CaramiaCraft said...

For those of you who missed the opportunity to get this pattern from KnitPicks, it is now available. Cara (the designer), has made the Florida Bag pattern available for free download at

Briana said...

Good for people to know.