My bag definately looks a bit different from the one pictured on the pattern. It’s just not as square. I actually don’t mind that, but it is the square shape that attracted me to the pattern to begin with. I need to make a good form for blocking to get that shape, I think. Overall, I like the pattern. Instructions were very good. The I-cord bind off and strap “buttonholes” were a little intimidating, but the directions were great. The yarn felted nicely in one wash. I liked the size, so I did not run it through a second time. The yarn has a very nice gradual stripe pattern to it and was easy to knit.
Lessons learned: Don’t let the bag go through the spin cycle. Make a good form and block it while it’s damp.