fake-a-gamo: beta pattern

i originally emailed this out to about 25 knitters who agreed to help test and refine the stitch pattern. since then, so many others have asked for it, i finally thought it might be a good idea to post it. : ) sooo, this includes some of the tweaks from the original testers, but i'm still figuring out the top part of the bag. there are so many different ways to do that, maybe you just want to figure out your own. in case you do, here's a write-up of the basic stitch pattern, still a WIP, to try out. i used classic elite provence in "natural," held double throughout and US8 needles. if you find any mistakes, just let me know and i'll post a fix. thanks. NOTE: i still plan to do a write up of the whole pattern (not just the stitch as below) with the top of the bag worked out. i will email a free PDF of the pattern to anyone who wants it when i'm done figuring that out...but i have been making sloooow progress...so maybe this will keep you busy in the meantime.

cast on 71 stitches. (or whatever multiple of 17+1 for desired width)

row 1: (RS) K
row 2: K8 [P1, K17] three times, P1, K8
row 3: K8 [YO, K1, YO, K17] three times, YO, K1, YO, K8
row 4: K8, P3 purling through back loop of YO to avoid large holes [K17, P3] three times, K8
row 5: K6 [K2tog, K3, SKP, K13] three times, K2tog, K3, SKP, K6
row 6: K7 {P3, K15] three times, P3, K7
row 7: K7 (*[YO, K1] three times, YO, (7 sts for eyelet triangle), K15] rep from * twice, (YO, K1) three times, YO, K7
row 8: K7 [P7, K15] three times, P7, K7
row 9: K
row 10: K7 [P7, K15] three times, P7, K7
row 11: K5 [K2tog, K1, YO, K5, YO, K1, SKP, K11] three times, K2tog, YO, K5, YO, SKP, K5
row 12: K5 [P11, K13] three times, P11, K5
row 13: K4, K2tog, K3, [K1, YO] 8x (17 sts in triangle), SKP, K8, K2tog, YO, [K1, YO] 8x, SKP, K8, K2tog, YO, [K1, YO] 8x, SKP, K8, K2tog, YO, [K1, YO] 8x, SKP, K4
row 14: K3 [P17, K8] three times, P17, K3
row 15: K3 (double-wrap) [K17, K11 (double-wrap each st) three times, K17, K3 (double-wrap)
row 16: drop 3, turn, knit long loops together, turn, K17, drop 11, turn, knit long loops together, K17, drop 11, turn, knit long loops together, K17, drop 11, turn, knit long loops together, K17, drop 3, turn, knit long loops together.
row 17: K


Kelly said...

Yay! I've been *so* looking forward to this! We're all gonna be so fashionable. Thanks, Kate!

Elsa said...

Thanks for posting it, Kate! I've been following your work on it and will most probably try this pattern :)

Vanessa said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern. I really have to find time to swatch. What kind of yarn did you use?

donnac368 said...

I just worked this up using my cheapy blue acrylic and it's definately a do-able pattern for me, so I'm off to the yarn store tomorrow to seek my fiber and some circular 8s (why don't I have them already?) Thanks for your knitty brains! Will there be a knit-along list to sign up for?

Jeannette said...

How about this one next?

karon said...

stumbled on this and i love it. i have to try to make one myself. thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

I signed up for the KAL for this bag, so please include me on your list for the final PDF of the pattern. It looks great!!

stauncharacters said...

Found your blog through Naive Knitting,and I just Love your bag! Love designing knit purses myself. (I gave you props on our blog.) Please let me know when you've finished the pdf! Can't wait to explore the rest of your blog.

TllGurl said...

thanks for hacking the code, so to speak! i'd definitely like a pdf of the pattern when you get it all worked out.
: )

Janey said...

Please could I get a pdf of the pattern too?

Don't know why I want to knit this - I am not a purse-y sort of person.
Maybe it's been your enthusiasm and doggedness at working out the pattern?

Well done by the way, and TIA.

tiffanykapri said...

Looks amazing! If you have a PDF of the pattern I'd love to give this a try. I've been searching for a great knit bag pattern. :D

(tiffanykapri at earthlink dot net)

tiffanykapri said...

ooops. silly me. I just saw the link in your sidebar and emailed you for the pattern. :D

Patti said...

This is a gorgeous bag, and I can't wait to start it. I like the Provence yarn, too! I just knit a bag carrying Provence with an Araucania, which was for my MIL for Mother's Day. So now I'm crazy to do a bag for myself that's not felted. I've been trying to scrounge up my own cable knit design, but I like yours better and it is so much more in style right now the season! Keep up the good work and please send me the final pdf when you get it. Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Am I too late to get a copy of your bag pattern? I would love to try knitting it for my granddaughters. They have been adnmiring yours on your blog. By the way, your knitting blog is immensely enjoyed by all of us.
Chloe eholc77 @ aol . com (please omit the spaces)

Anonymous said...

hi!!! i've been searching for this pattern for months ( yes, months), and if you could please PLEASE!!! email me the latest draft, i'd uber appreciate it!
( reverendgreen4@hotmail.com)

Momma Lynne said...

Please let me know how I can get a copy of the pattern for this great bag. I saw this on Ravelry and tracked it back this far. What fun!

More later,

Lynne in
West Chester PA

Anonymous said...

Could I pretty please get the pattern for the Fake-a-Gamo bag? Your quest has been inspiring and hysterical! I'm new to knitting so new to knitting blogs and am so happy to have found yours.


NiHaRiKa said...

Hi.....amazing bag...I wanna make this.....plzz send me the pattern or its link....I am unable to find it on your blog :( :( I know, am dumb :(


Anonymous said...

hi, i have started this and im soooo confused!!. i have frogged it about 5 times when i get to a certain point. it seems that there are errors and i cant figure it out. for instance... row 7, should it say *three times instead of *twice???.. so if that is an error and i keep going having done that 3X then everything is fine till i get to row 11. then row 12 doesn't match with the subsequent row. has anyone done this the whole way through following these directions exactly??? I NEED HELP!!!!!!!

Miriam said...

You emailed the pattern some time ago and I have made two bags already. Also, I am part of a group in Facebook: Profugas de blogger and some girls wants these pattern. I´d like to do a traduction to spanish if you agree to post it in the group. Mi email is miriamb72@gmail.com and my blog: http://miriam-lanas.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hey, is it me or from row 11 and down nothing matches? I'm trying to change it a little so it matches, but every time the end is the same. Please help, if anyone has done it and it worked, can you post if it's all good or I should change it? At row 11 I changed the end. I made it to look the same as beginning of the row. Then row 12 I change to k5(p11,k11)x3,p11, k5. Then I have no idea what to do with the row 13 cause it doesn't match at all. And the triangle gets too wide( more than 17). What to do? Could anyone help me? G.rozenaite@gmail.com thanks!

Linnea said...

Hi! I was wondering if you could possibly email email me the newer version of this pattern? I have a friend who I would love to knit this for! Thank you SO much! linneacol@gmail.com
Cheers, Linnea

Cryssy Poo's Blluurrgghh! said...

Can i get the pdf please? Mrs.crystal.alford@gmail.com

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