Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fuzzy Gift Bag

This is the "soft drawstring pouch" from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Haverson. (See the cover of the book.) I have a large quantity of Lion Brand Romance in Lavender and Cherry Blossom, and I wanted to see if this fuzzy yarn would work for a series of gift bags.

The bag was knit from the top down using size 6 round needles. I selected the smallest bag size (90 st cast on), but I knew my gauge would be way off. I figured that since I was making reusable wrapping paper, the size wasn't too important.

The final bag is 7 inches wide, and 7 inches long (after the eyelet round, there are 3 inches above the eyelets). I thought it was really smart to use a 3 needle bind-off for the bottom seam. This gave a very clean closure.

I was not looking forward to making a long I-cord with this really fuzzy yarn. I decided to take a step back to my childhood and make a braided tie for this bag. I used 6 strands of the Romance yarn in the braid.

Overall, I'm very happy with the way this pattern came out. It was not quite as fast to knit as I would have liked, but was a simple project that could be done in a car ride or during a movie with low lights.

The bag with a braided drawstring.

The top of the bag is wider than the bottom, giving it a nice poof when closed. The right side (left) and wrong side (right) of the bag are shown.

This is the perfect size to wrap up a gift ball of yarn!


  1. Taille:
    Emballage: 20 douzaine par boîte
    Prix: 4,80 euros / douzaine Gants

  2. Categoría III, tipo 5/6
    Protección contra peligros químicos y en la manipulación de materiales peligrosos durante el mantenimiento industrial, durante la limpieza de contenedores y tanques en emergencias y productos químicos en la agricultura.

    Tipo 5- NF EN 13982
    Protección contra productos químicos sólidos, partículas en el aire. Equipo completamente impermeable. Por ejemplo, eliminación de amianto, entornos agrícolas durante las operaciones de pulverización.

    Tipo 6- NF EN 13034
    Protección por tiempo limitado contra salpicaduras de productos químicos líquidos. Por ejemplo, petroquímicos, laboratorios, industria química, entornos agrícolas y riesgos fitosanitarios.

    Tamaño: XL – XXL-XXXL
    Embalaje: 50 piezas
    Precio: 2,00 € Monos Categoria 5

  3. Acest set este 100% bumbac și confortabil de purtat,
    Fiecare set este ambalat individual.

    Setul conține:
    1 tricou cu mânecă scurtă,
    1 alunecare,
    1 pereche de sosete si

    Dimensiune: XXL
    Preț: 1,60 euro / set
    Ambalare: 60 seturi / cutie Set de lenjerie de corp din bumbac fără prosop