- Wore the first one out. Review by Suzee
I first made this bag in 2008, shortly after the pattern came out, but used Lamb's Pride Dark Olive wool. Aside from 1 small error in the original printed pattern it was a breeze to knit up & put together. I don't remember the experience rating on the original pattern but if you can work a basic cable you can make this bag.
I actually made mine a little bigger, 1) because I knit very tightly & 2) because it shrinks when felting. I've been using the original bag as a traveling knitting bag & have literally worn it out. I just ordered more Lamb's Pride wool to make 2 more & can't wait to get started. This time I'm going to make light gray with charcoal around the cables & white with black around the cables.
Overall, I love the bag - it's plenty roomy for a traveling knitting project, a few books, ipad, the usual traveling stuff. I've also gotten A LOT of compliments on it, in airports, motels, just about everywhere & I love to brag that I made it myself!
(Posted on 2/18/14)