Love the stitches in this pattern. Calls for a size 11 needle in the body (size 7 for the top of the bag), which I broke as I was knitting the first round in the body of the bag. I had a choice of going to a 10.5 or a 13 --- cuz basically I didn't want to wait til I could go buy another 11. I chose the 13 which makes for lovely stitches for a bag. It does use more yarn that way, so I may need more than the 3 skeins. I'm using 3 (or 4) colors of Borroco Weekend Chunky. Looks and feels great! Thx, Jerri, for the yarn!
|the bottom on the bag seamed with mattress stitch|
I think next time I may try to bind off in the round as I would a cap. But this time I followed the pattern and learned how to seam with a mattress stitch. I thought it worked well and looks nice!
|finished! now for the strap!|
|used size 13 for the strap|
|nice big bag|
|I can always add a knitted flower or 2|