The photo above is in the development stage. I have combined the Honeycomb stitch, I-cord, and stockinet to come up with this design. The purpose is to create a small bag for just my wallet and lipstick, etc, to take with me when going out for an evening.
As you can see, I knitted the inside in white. Why? I want to find what I am looking for without having to turn on the lights.:)
This bag has no seams, except the inside join in the bottom, and that was accomplished by flipping the edges to the backside (purl), joining them with a three needle bind off.
The rolled edge on the flap and the strap are created with an I-cord.
The flap has the honeycomb stitch on the right side and with stockinet stitch as the liner-constructed in the round.
The basic bag construction incorporates provisional chains of waste yarn, short row shaping for the corners at the bottom of the bag, and knitting the Honeycomb stitch in the round, as well as back and forth.
At present, I am trying out a double knit version, so as to eliminate the need for knitting the lining separate. By separate, I don’t mean detached. Why? Because all additions in this pattern come off those “great” provisional chains, so I have live stitches to begin the next section.
If you have been following this website for a while, you know that I always use this method when possible, as I base my pattern engineering on the short row heel and toe idea, and working in the round when ever possible, as to avoid seams. I used the I-cord method described on this website for the strap. If you want to see that, just type in “I-cord” in the search box.
I will be making a final copy of this model in black Galileo sports yarn from Knitpicks. I will be using a silver for the lining. The model above was made from leftover sports yarn, (from different dye lots) using a #5 circle needle. I used about 1 1/2 skeins of the main color for this mock up, but I will probably use the full 2 skeins of the black, as I will be making the strap longer( about 30 inches).
I will post the complete pattern for you to upload as soon as I finish the final copy.
I am sending this one to my grand-daughter to play with. I think I might even add on of my Pansies…….? Hummmm?????? or a Butterfly………..? I think she will love it- that is if mom doesn’t snatch it first.
It has been a fun project. I can just imagine making one of these for each one of my “evening out” outfits.