Thursday, September 6, 2007

"Sorbet" Entrelac Tote

Sorbet - that was the comment a few people made describing the colors in this bag as I worked on it. It helped to think of it that way when the temperature outside was 100+ and I had a large pile of wool in my lap. I finished this latest entrelac bag just in time for the end of the Summer KAL-CAL Purse Round-up. I posted a few pics there, but I haven't had a chance to write about the details until now.

I decided that I wanted to stabilize the bottom of the bag with plastic canvas. Fortunately Darice makes their plastic canvas in round shapes that are easily cut down to smaller circles, although the 9 1/2" size I bought was already just about the perfect size. (Actually it was labeled 9 1/2" but it was really 9 1/4.") I tacked it down inside the bottom of the bag, being careful not to let the thread show through to the outside.

I found a really fun, bright Kaffe Fassett fabric for lining the bag at a local quilting store. It was an easy job to
line this bag, but difficult to photograph the lining in the bag since it's not very structured.
I really needed to have items in the bag to have it stand up and photograph at all well.
Materials used:
  • Lamb's Pride Worsted in Orange You Glad - 1 skein
  • Lamb's Pride Worsted in Lotus Pink - skein
  • Lamb's Pride Worsted in Supreme Purple - skein
  • Noro Kureyon in Color #102 - 3 skeins


  • Size 11 Denise Needles
  • Size 10 Denise Needles
  • Size 10 Bamboo DPs


  • My design

Pre-felting Measurements:

  • Circumference: 35"
  • Height: 19"

After Felting:

  • Circumference: 29"
  • Height: 17" (This is the measurement taken from the center of the bottom of the bag to the top. The bag actually stands about 12" high.)


owl knits said...

I love entrelac and the bag you made is outstanding!

Also, thanks for visiting my blog.

Knitterella said...

Wow! That bag is goergous. Great colors.

Nice work!