Thursday, September 9, 2010

First Knitting Design Posted

Just as the first gold leaf fell outside, I (finally) finished my new design for the Classic Cable Bag.  The pattern is now available at Skadoot on Etsy. I just made it out to snap a couple of pictures before the next downpour started. Actually, I didn't quite beat the rain.  As early as it is, it seems that fall is officially here to stay.  That chill in the air can only mean one thing: it's time to get cozy and start your fall knitting projects!

This wool and leather bag is the perfect fall accessory. You will get lots of attention carrying your handmade bag. Wear it casual with jeans, or pair it up with a trendy plaid skirt and boots.  

My prototype bag was knit with 100% natural undyed bulky weight wool. It requires about 160 yards of yarn on Size 10/ 6.0 mm needles. It is fully lined with 100% cotton fabric and trimmed with soft brown leather. There is a pocket inside, perfect for making cell phone or keys easy to find. The strap is also leather. Brass rings and screws provide additional detail.

This pattern is ideal for any level of knitter from Beginner to Advanced. If you can knit and purl, and you're willing to try out a couple of cables, you can knit this pattern.  This five page PDF pattern includes the knitting pattern with instructions for finishing, complete with detailed color pictures for every step. No felting necessary. While I used leather to trim this bag, you could easily substitute any fabric of your choice.