Cabled Hobo Bag Help

Has anyone here made this bag who can clarify the pattern for me?

I’ve bought the materials and everything, but I can’t quite ‘get’ the pattern as it’s written. Is it done in the round, or are the DPNs just for the cables? What are the size 8s for?

Has anyone made any mods to it by adding a zipper or something? How would I go about attatching something like that?

Wow, that was more questions than I thought I’d have. Sorry. =/

Here’s the pattern, by the way
http://deliciousstitches.blogspot.com/2006/07/cabled-hobo-bag-pattern.html

It looks to me like it’s knitted flat then seamed…the DPN is for the cables :cheering: According to the suppy list you need straight needles to knit it.