FO: Another Oregon Tote (aka Booregon)

Man, I wish I had time to sit and look @ all the FOs on here!!! I’ll save that for another day.

Here’s my latest Oregon Tote – I’ve stopped calling them Booregons because I realized that other than the size, they’re all Oregon Totes. So, here is pre-felted:

And, after felting:

Done in Lamb’s Pride Worsted, double-stranded. I used Khaki and Pink (I don’t think it has a fancier name than that, anyway).

BTW … that bag is empty, and is standing up all by itself. I never cease to be amazed at how sturdy these things are!

love thoses colors!!! beautiful bag!!! :heart: :heart:

Julie, that is beautiful!! It looks perfect! :thumbsup:

Very nice! I love the colors. I think I’ll need to try one of these bags soon! :smiley: ~Lisa

I want to figure out a way to make my oregon tote pattern much bigger in height and width. I love yours and your striping variations are very nice. Do you use the two patterns combined somehow?

Im curious, too…also, how much yarn does it take, Jul? Im gonna have some LP left over from my clogs…I think Im gonna wanna make myself a new knitting bag!! :happydance:

Thats really nice! I love the colors and the stripe patterns

A most excellent bag!! :happydance:

That’s so pretty! How large is it?

That rocks–I love the colors! :slight_smile: Great job!

That is sooo cool! I love the colors and the style. [size=2] [color=red]Can’t I have it…PLEASE?[/color][/size] :blush:

:inlove: awesome! I love your colors! :heart:

:heart: :heart: the bag!! I must get this pattern, I love it so much :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Wow, thanks, everyone! Let’s see if I can answer the questions in one fell swoop …

First of all, this is technically an Oregon Tote because of the techniques used to define the corners, bind it off, and make holes for the handles. However,the size was made according to the Booga Bag instructions. Of course, since I used two strands of wool held together, that actually made it bigger than a Booga.

It is about 11-1/2" tall by 10" wide (12" w/out the sides pleated) and about 5" from front to back.

I thought I had knit this one to be about the same height as the Plum & Periwinkle bags I had done, but it came out much taller. The P&P ones are both only about 10" tall (other dimensions the same).

Oh, boy, and how much yarn DID I use??? :?? The original pattern calls for about 600 yds of bulky. Naturally, I used more because I used two strands of worsted, but SHEESH, I can’t remember if I bought 3 or 4 skeins (@ 190 yd/skein) of each color. I know that I have an entire pink skein & about 1/2 of two others left, plus about 1/2 of one of the green skeins left.

So, I guess that means I would’ve used 2-1/2 of green and 1 of pink, if I only bought 3 of ea. (and I think I did). So that’s only 665 yds of the worsted.

If I bought 4 of each, then I would’ve used 2 pink and 3-1/2 green, which would be 1,045 yards.

Considering that I downsized the bag, I guess it could truly be the lower number, though.

There … did I hit all the questions??? Oh, except for Kayeknit’s!! And, sorry, but I have to say, “NO!!” :roflhard: [size=2]It’s a gift for someone. [/size]

Very pretty and I :heart: :heart: :heart: the color combination.


:happydance: very pretty I love the color combo!! :thumbsup:

Well done!! So what is the difference between an Oregon tote and a booga? :??

Very beautiful. :heart: :cheering: