Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Weaved Flat Bottom Round Bag Red KK
I've never tried weaving before and then saw a backpack at the Provocraft site. I really liked the bottom of the bag but I didn't want it as big, so I used the red KK. After the initial weaving of the bottom I came up with my own design. It was really quite simple. The bottom can be quite stiff or as loose as you weave it. It's big enough to hold a cell phone, sunglasses, and a bottle of suntan lotion or what I used the green/purple one yesterday for; knitting tool, baby food jar with all my markers and stuff, and one skein of wool!
With one strand of yarn tie a loose knot at peg 1 or wrap to your holding peg, then go straight over to peg 16, come back to peg 31, 15, 30, 14, 29, and so on. When you get back to peg 1, untie the knot and tie the yarn together. Cut yarn.
Thread a tapestry needle with a double strand and start weaving at peg 1. You must go under the two strands and then over the next two strands, start near the centre. When you get back to peg 1 make sure you are doing the opposite of what you did on your first round. Continue weaving around until the bottom is all filled in. Cut yarn. I had to add a few times so I made sure my ties were on the top so they wouldn't show through. For the second bag I weaved the ends in from the middle out to where I stopped and carried on. I found it much easier to weave upside down so the yarn didn't get caught on the pegs all the time.
Row 1 - 22 or desired length: e-wrap a double strand and knit over. I used Red Heart Shetland Chunky on the green/purple bag, and on the yellow/reddish one I used Bernat Soft Boucle for the reddish and worsted weight chunky for the yellow. The pictures are from a few bags I made so the colours are a bit different.
Remove with a 5.50 mm crochet hook with two single crochets in between. For the tie: use a crochet hook, chain 100 with a double strand of yarn and thread through a few rows down from top of bag. Weave in all ends.
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