4.18.2006

fake-a-gamo: handle plan



i'm thinking i will continue in patt with one more rep, decreasing and shaping a U-shaped opening. the outer tabs will then be folded over and stitched to form a pocket for the bamboo sticks. i've never figured out the math for this type of shaping before, so this should be interesting...

4 comments:

Amy said...

Nice! Will there be some sort of gusset at the bottom or will it be like a big envelope? Cute either way, of course.

Anonymous said...

Starting to twitch and quiver with anticipation...this looks fabulous. You are very talented!!!!

g

Nanimal said...

With handles all straight like that I suggest some sort of Gusset - or else you will not be able to get into the purse... I have not read back long enough to see if you sew - but have you thought of perhaps mimicking the shape of the original bag (that curve is lovely and kind of makes the knitting stand out - so becoming) in a really nice mocha linen or some darker (than the wool) shade of linen and then put the bamboo handles onto that. It would be so beautiful - I think that is how I am going to attempt this purse. With a nice simple muslin lining. (FYI I teach 'how to sew purses' classes so I am a sewer first and knitter second - although I love knitting more.) I am sure whatever you choose will work out - just offering suggestions!

kate said...

nan & amy: thanks for the gusset suggestion. forgive my ignorance...but the gusset would be 2 long rectangles that are sewn into the side of the bag, correct? nan, not sure i'm following how the handles would attach to that. i guess i was thinking that it would be like the melanie falick counterpane bag and open like an envelope. i thought the knit would have enough ease that i'd be able to get into it...but maybe i should try whipping up a couple of gussets and give it a go.

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