I have been patiently waiting for Three Kitchen Fairies blog-aversary to tell you a little more about Amanda’s Knitting Bag so I would have a reason to link to her awesome giveaway (one of the prizes is a copy of the pattern). The idea for this bag originally came about because of my friend Amanda’s birthday. I wanted to make her something and I had this great stitching of the Octo-bunny from Badbird’s website and had to think of a way to incorporate it.
Obviously my first thought was to put it on a bag front. But I know Amanda has a lot of bags she’s made herself, so I didn’t want it to be just another bag. I wanted it to be functional. She knits and I thought wouldn’t it be great to give her a project bag to carry current projects in?! So that’s how this project came about.
I wanted to make sure there were lots of pockets for all the different needles you might need on a project, because for those of you that knit you know that sometimes you need a few sets of DPNs or circulars and the such. I also wanted there to be a little pocket to hold some small scissors, cable needles and place markers. Bringing that all together got me to this bag. I love it. I’ve made another version myself, but I still need to take some photos, so I’ll add those to Flickr soon.
July 29, 2011 at 3:38 am
Such an awesome bag! I don’t even knit and I’ll probably still make one! I’ll just use the knitting needle slots for pens :)
July 29, 2011 at 10:35 am
I love the octobunny!
July 29, 2011 at 3:28 pm
I love the functionality of this bag! It’s awesome. Of course, I also love the Octo-bunny!
machen und tun
August 1, 2011 at 4:01 am
your new design looks very sweet! well done..
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January 24, 2014 at 3:45 am
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January 24, 2014 at 3:47 am
I made this bag for a Christmas gift and it turned out great! I just posted a review in my blog and linked back to your blog and etsy shop. Thanks for creating the great pattern! I’ll definitely be making it again.
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August 24, 2014 at 9:10 am
Made this bag again, and wrote about it in my blog – again! First time was a gift, second time was for me. ;)
Still love the pattern just as much as I did the first time! Thanks!
August 24, 2014 at 9:16 am
I’m so glad to hear it!! I am guilty of making these and giving them away and really need to make one for myself. :)