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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13 comments:

Sam Findlay said...

This is gorgeous! I want to sing Christmas carols now!

pinkundine said...

I love the idea of a knitted gift bag, that's so cool :) Beautiful colours and fair isle too

RugbyMad said...

Knitted gift bag, stunning! You made this in one day! IMPRESSIVE!!!

Dee said...

Very cute!

Charlotte said...

I'm with Natalie, the knitted gift bag is really neat idea! Well done :)

Chrisknits said...

Oh, I love it!! Beautiful work you do there. Adding it to my cue right now. Hmm, I have some red and cream Cascade in the stash....

CrochetBlogger said...

Beautiful gift bag! I love the colors but also think it would look great in a blue and white (snowflake-inspired!) design.

Contessa said...

Oh, that's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

It'd be a fantastic way to wrap holiday gifts, nice and reusable, too! :)

Kathleen said...

I can't believe you knit that so quickly! It's gorgeous, I really love the subtle colour changes in the yarn, too. It's much more interesting than a plain Christmas-red.

Elizabeth said...

I love that bag! The colours are gorgeous. Fast work too!

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

That's lovely - what a fabulous idea!

Stacey said...

super beautiful! LOVE it!

Yarn Changer said...

great idea for a gift bag. it came out great.