I came across this pattern in one of my many hours spent browsing the pattern galleries on ravelry. I was immediately drawn to the colors in the yarn, so I purchased both the pattern and identical yarn to begin this project.
I really liked working with Noro Kureyon. The colors are beautiful and the yarn is nice and sturdy. The yarn is so rough that it actually starts felting together once it is knit. I had to rip the yarn apart when it came to do the bubble stitch, but it was nice to know that it wasn't going to fall apart if I accidentally dropped a stitch. And, working with self striping yarn is always exciting because you never know what color is going to come out of the ball next.
This bag came together a bit strange. I accidentally knit one extra repeat on the first side, so when I started casting off on the second side, I realized that the bag was 12 rows shorter. Rather than frogging my work, I brought the bag to my sewing machine, used the fake serging feature to sew a new bottom edge and then trimmed off the extra rows (yeah, I know I shouldn't have done this, but I just don't have the patience to rip out my work).
So, the bag is not perfectly constructed, but it should work just fine as a handbag and that's all that matters. It's a cute, fun little knit that came together fairly quickly. I finished it off by lining it with some pink fabric.
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