Sunday, June 24, 2007

Rowan Holiday bag

When DD & I did the Parent & Child Workshop a few months ago I got to play with a new yarn, well new to me anyway. As there aren't any Rowan stockists nearby I hadn't seen this yarn before. To be honest it didn't appeal to me as the strands remind me of Jay Cloths but the colour that I chose was perfect for my SIL & she had a birthday at the end of May so I decided to give her a handknitted gift. Yes these photos were taken then as you can probably tell by the sunshine in the photos.

Bag in Rowan Holiday Sand
Bag in Rowan Holiday Sand


However I can not take full credit for this bag as Arianwen kindly offered to give it that special touch. In fact I felt very lazy, as she took the pieces of the bag that I made that weekend home with her & when I sent her the last bits, she put it all together with something firm in the base, wadding & a beautiful lining. I tried to thank her in the best way possible & sent her some gifts to show my gratitude.

Marine Turtle bag lining
Marine Turtle lining


My SIL has three children so I made sure to say that there was 'something inside the contents' (the bag) that was just for her & she agreed when she opened it:

BGreen & Blacks Maya Gold
Little extra treat


Yarn: 4 x 50g of Rowan Holiday in Sand
The pattern was one supplied at the workshop & it was meant to be decorated with a bow made of the same yarn but I didn't like it so left it off.
Needles: 8mm Knit Pick Options.
Modifications: The lining & wadding, a figure of 8 piece of I-cord which I used as a closure on the I cord & a magnetic clasp.

I didn't enjoy knitting with Rowan Holiday but I did like the finished fabric. It has a lovely drape & would be nice for a Spring/Summer cardigan so I would use it again. SIL absolutely loved it & says that is just big enough for her purse, phone & keys.

5 comments:

Lyndsey-Jane said...

Mmmm! Green & Blacks Maya Gold my all time fave chocolate. Lucky SIL. The bag is great.

terri said...

The bag looks great!!!! I couldn't work out what the treat was inside though LOL, I'm not a big chocolate eater though so you'll have to forgive me that one;-)

Anni said...

That's a lovely looking bag. And I love the lining.

RoxyKnits said...

That's a fabulous bag! I know what you mean about the j cloth - I saw some on sale and was almost tempted to try some for a bag, but decided against it. Perhaps I should have tried some.......

Arianwen said...

I only just noticed this on your blog it looks really lovely in the photos