Time to travel

Well, here it is. I finished doing the i-chord closures last night while watching Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (apropos, no?)

The strap is really comfy. It kind of hugs you. We’ll see how well it performs as an actual load-bearing accessory, but it’s pretty enough that I’d be happy to just drape it over the shoulder of my sofa as a decoration.

finished satchel.jpg

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  1. Theresa Says:

    How do you make an i-chord? I’m knitting a bag, and it says, “Make an i-chord,” then doesn’t give any instructions. Thanks in advance. Love your blog.

  2. Sycorax Says:

    It`s just….what`s that word again?? “-Nydelig! Deilig!! Råflott!!!” -but that`s my language-Norwegian, but You`ll get my drift, ehh??
    I fell in Love, the first time I saw the pattern, and NOW I have got it, & just waiting to get well, so I can go shop the yarn….
    It is so beautiful, I love the colours You have used, and if, (I ment, WHEN) it all goes to heeck for me, I can go back to Your site for a closer look…. My first really “big” project knitted from english pattern…but, hey; Don`t worry, be happy!! RIGHT?? 😉

  3. staceyjoy Says:

    NICE! You’ll definitely need to line it if you want to carry anything heavy.

  4. Alli Says:

    Try lining the bag (and one side of the strap, perhaps?) to make it more weight-friendly. Worked like a charm on my last bag! It’s not so hard, just sew a little bag of the same (or slightly smaller) dimensions with the right side of the fabric inside, then sew across the top of the bag.

  5. James Says:

    Cool, I’ve been watching your progress on the bag and it turned out really nice. That’s a whole lot of seed or moss stitch goin on. Are you takin orders? LOL

  6. JoHunter Says:

    You’ve done a brilliant job on the bag, I really love it. Did you keep the dimensions? I’m thinking of maybe shrinking it down a bit so it’s more of a purse than a carry-all. Anyways be proud of yourself for all of your wonderful work :)

  7. Rowena Says:

    Wow, I love it!! Great job, you are really good at this stuff!

  8. Emma Says:

    Fab !

  9. Theresa Says:

    Very lovely!

    I’m another one who is curious about it’s carry-durrability — esp. the strap. After making a few felted items, it seems to me like knit bags are best when not too much structure is required of them — or whatever you will be carrying in them is not very heavy .

  10. michelle Says:

    Very nice. Also, tell us if it gives you the ability to bound across rooftops, catch arrows midair, etc.

  11. Kaetchen Says:

    Me loves! Que bella!

  12. Cari Says:

    Oooh! Purdy!

    That looks great. I’m very curious to see how it holds up to actual weight, so please do let us know.