I saw a nice knitted bag at a LYS on Monday. I bought all the yarn I needed to make it and the wooden handles and the pattern. I could see that the lady that knitted the one in the shop changed the bag by using wooden handles and not knitted ones like the pattern called for. I really LOVED how that bag looked. So after spending $79.00 on all the supplies I started knitting the bag the very next day.
Well today I am done with it but I realize now that the lady changed a few more things other than just the handle from the original pattern. The bag calls for a gusset of 4 1/2 inches. Well now I can see my bag is not like the one in the yarn shop. She must NOT have used that big of a gusset. This store is about a 45 minute ride from my house so I can’t get there right away to go check and “compare”.
I put the lining in my bag this morning and it coordinates so nicely but I’m so disappointed :oops: that my bag does not look as well as the one in the yarn shop. My knitting is good and I followed the pattern except for the handles. I guess I’ll use it as a tote for some of my knitting projects but I really wanted an every day bag to use and be proud of. That was a lot of money just to have “another” knitting tote bag.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can be sure I don’t make this mistake again? I’ve only been knitting for about a year so I know I have a lot to learn!! If I had known then what I know now I would have sat down with a tape measure and measured the bag and compared it to the what the pattern calls for. Thanks for listening. :oops: