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November 20, 2006



I like to do a linen stitch handle out of solid yarn, as the linen stitch has almost zero stretch in a worsted weight or bulky yarn. You can felt it if you want, it won't change it much. I also do I-cord handles at times, but the linen stitch gives a much sturdier and non-stretchy handle. Google for the linen stitch pattern if you don't have it in a book that is handy. Depending on the shape of the bag, I often make two matching handles. I attach them firmly with embroidery floss for strength and cover the stitching with buttons. Of course you could also attach them with machine sewing, especially if you are going to line the bag.

Good luck

Laura Murphy

thanks for the link :) I love finding people and that's an easy way-and I'm very much enjoying your blog!

I use felted sweaters for all kinds o' stuff-including knitting! I cut the felted sweater(or fabric) into a long, continuod strip, and-whala-yarn!

But, you probably knew that and I'm just being all excited and silly


Well, I've been remiss about writing, since my life has been a bit complicated lately(see blog), but I really like your sweater bag. This has been my latest thing too. Since we live in the same area I will have to tip you to my fav LTS's for sweaters. And I just did a great bag from jeans. Anyhow, I would suggest 2 straps about 24" long. A tube pressed flat and top stitched on each long edge. A large bag can get heavy and you need strength in the strap. E-mail me and I'll tell you about the knitting group .

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