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A New Watercolor Bag Combination

watercolorbrownautunno12.jpgAaaah… Diana did it again! I wrote the pattern (for my Watercolor Bag), picked the yarn, sent it to her, and she sent me back a knitted item. I felted it (we’re a great team), sewed in the handle, and delivered it to Threadbear, where I bought the yarn. This new bag is on display at the shop as I type this.

The yarn is Autunno from diVe’ (you can see it on the Cascade Yarns website if you click that link). This is one fabulous yarn! It’s a worsted-weight “singles” (one ply, though yarn people say there is officially no such thing as a one ply… sort of like there’s no “first annual” event, only a second annual event, maybe). Anyway, it’s a soft lovely 100% merino yarn which comes in heathered solids and slowly-changing colorways.

I have made ribbed legwarmers with this stuff (really warm). Mine of course were the gray-to-turquoise colorway. This bag has solid handles and bottom made of Cascade 220 in a sort of dark chocolate heather (almost some purple in there). There are three slowly-changing colorways in this bag, the bottom is the gray/turquoise 48162, the middle is turquoise to sunset-gold, which I think is 25741, and the top is a gold to soft mocha (and I can not tell what colorway that one is by looking at the color cards on the Cascade site).

This yarn felts beautifully, and much faster than the Noro Kureyon I used when I first designed it. The fabric is ultra-soft, like a kitten.

For those in town, I am teaching this bag at Threadbear (Lansing, MI) soon. The sessions are two weeks apart… March 18 and April 1, both Sundays from 1:30 to 3:30pm. Cost is $25 plus materials… and since it’s a pretty small project and the yarn is not doubled, it only requires a pattern, four balls of yarn and needles you may already own.

Photos: My Watercolor Bag in diVe’ Autunno, currently on display at Threadbear Fiberarts; and my first Watercolor Bag (knit from three colorways of Noro Kureyon and a solid Cascade 220), currently on display at Yarn Garden in Charlotte, Michigan.

One Response to “A New Watercolor Bag Combination”

  1. Diana Says:

    *squeal!!!* It turned out so GORGEOUS!!!!!
    (My guess on the gold/mocha yarn would be #32992, although the sample on the site doesn’t have the warm rich tones I remember)

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