Missed the booga

I work alot, and then I knit or crochet alot. So I don’t get to keep up on the trendy stuff around. But there are a lot of people making booga bags out there on this site. I feel silly asking this, But… what is a booga bag? Why is it called a booga bag? What do people use their booga bag for? (and I apologize if I sound like an idiot with this posting :shrug: )

It’s like a purse, and a lot of people love the style :wink:

Booga’s are good because they’re nice and big and sturdy so you can fit alot of stuff into it :slight_smile:

Hmm, “big” is not an adjective I’d use for a Booga Bag. :rofl: Those things felt a lot smaller than you’d expect.

Debi

Thanks for the link. And now I understand the name, too. :smiley:

Yeah. I made mine a lot bigger and i use it as a tote bag.

I think a lot of people make them because they’re a pretty easy knit and pretty quick too. Oh yeah. and because felting is FUN!!!

I will eventually make another one (my 3rd) to use as a knitting or crochet project bag. I think it’s the perfect size for some yarn and shorter needles.

If you make one, be sure to post it with pride!! :slight_smile:

noejusti–I’m really glad you posted this…I didn’t know anything about booga bags either but didn’t want to ask either! By the way, why is it called a “booga” bag? :oops:

I think the author of the pattern used to be called “booga j” and so that’s where it got its name.

Okay, I see that now. It could’ve bit me there had I read down a little further, huh? :oops: Thanks, Aylaane!

When it says “pick up and knit twisted stitches”, I know how to pick up and knit stitches, but how do you knit twisted stitches?

I think it means knit through the back loop so that the stitches are tighter across the pick-up edge.

I was wondering that myself when I was in the picking up stitches part of the pattern…I posted the same question. A couple different people told me that they ignored that, and just picked up the stitches as usual, and it turned out fine. So far mine looks fine, but I haven’t felted yet, so it’s not 100% done.

Good luck!! :smiley:

I’ve knit two and can confirm that it doesn’t make a difference to twist the stitches. I have knit it both ways. The way to twist the stitches is to first pick them up and then twist them on the next round.

has anyone ever made a booga and not felted it? can you do that? like make it with acrylic yarn and not felt it to use it as a tote or something?

i really want to knit one of these bags. I have some Knit Picks Wools of The Andes in Coal and red I want to use to make a striped booga bag. Has anyone used this yarn to make one?

You know, I wondered the same thing. I made a hat for myself out of this really cute acrylic yarn and had some leftovers, and wondered if I could make a booga out of it. I may try it with the acrylic yarn; the pattern looks pretty easy and straightforward enough, but if I use the acrylic yarn, I may double strand it so I can still knit it on larger size needles, but also so that it will have some more “bulk” than if I just single stranded it. Without felting the bag, there’s going to be some bulk to be lost with using acrylic. Just my 2 cents.

does anyone know the gauge? I didn’t see it on the pattern.

I didn’t see it either, but if it helps, the gauge for the Noro Kureyon is normally 18 stitches = 4" on size 8 needles; since this is done on 10.5 needles and it’s going to be felted, would the gauge then be not as critical as if one was making a non-felted garment that needed to be felted? :shrug: I kind of wondered about gauge myself.

I’m not going to worry about the gauge, its getting felted anyway. I just ordered my needles for it. This will be my first felted project. :happydance: