Friday, August 12, 2011
finished object Friday
Pattern: Fair Isle Snowflake Gift Bag
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK in Poppy & Natural colours
Needle size: 4mm
finished size: approx. 8-1/2 x 11"
Mods: picot edge at top, kitchener stitch to close bottom
I started this Wednesday evening and finished it on the train ride home on Thursday, so that's a pretty quick knit with no seams and little other finishing. As I knit I wondered if it wasn't on the large side, but now I think the size is actually quite handy - perfect for a couple of paperbacks or DVDs. It'd also be nice for enclosing a hostess gift, teacher gift or caregiver gift, don't you think?
The yarn is fantastic - lovely subtle colour shifts, very soft and squishy. I'll definitely buy more, but not for something as pedestrian as gift bags. If I do more bags, I'll opt for Cascade 220 instead to bring the costs down. There's enough of the red Tanis DK left (43gr) to do a small bag, half the size. Why don't I cast that on right now for something to knit on my train ride to work today?!
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