Finished Friday: Knitted Spindle Bag

I’ve finally done the construction work on the bag I’m making using the Napramach Bag pattern from Folk Bags: 30 Knitting Patterns & Tales From Around the World by Vicki Square. It still needs a lining, but since it’s not part of the official pattern, I’m declaring it done!

My version of the Napramach Bag. Done!
My version of the Napramach Bag. Done!

Using my handspun yarn for this project really helped give this ethnic pattern a handmade look. Since I underestimated how much yarn it would take, I had to spin some more before I could finish. Because I am still a beginner, the extra yarn I spun was only sort of like the yarn I was using, but it was close enough to do the job.

My lumpy handspun yarn made for lumpy knitting. But I like it!
My lumpy handspun yarn made for lumpy knitting. But I like it!

Making the tassels for this was more enjoyable than I expected, and knitting the strap was fun because it went so fast. To my way of thinking, the whole project was a great success.

The tassles proved to be fun and easy add-ons.
The tassels proved to be fun and easy add-ons.

Now all I have to do is get a lining in it so I can store my hand spindles in it!

In case you missed it, I first posted about this bag here and I included an update here.

Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

2 thoughts on “Finished Friday: Knitted Spindle Bag”

    1. Thanks, Kathy! They were very apparent as I knit because the gauge kept changing. My strap is wider in some places than others, for example. But I like how it turned out.

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