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
Booga’s are good because they’re nice and big and sturdy so you can fit alot of stuff into it
Hmm, “big” is not an adjective I’d use for a Booga Bag. Those things felt a lot smaller than you’d expect.
Thanks for the link. And now I understand the name, too.
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!!
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.
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: