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.


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Kit Dunsmore

Kit Dunsmore has believed in the magic underlying the muggle world since she was a child searching for the Shetland pony pooka she was sure was hiding in her back yard. She learned early on that books were magic doors into other worlds, and that she could revisit a beloved character or place by opening the right book. As she grew, she decided she wanted to make magic with words, too. Today Kit writes about things she loves: poodles and dragons, witches and artists, quirky underdogs and loyal friends. Whether her setting is 6th-century England, the imaginary Twelve Kingdoms, or an art-obsessed version of modern America, magic always finds its way into her story. She enjoys turning fairy tales inside out and watching characters sacrifice everything to reach their goal, but she also believes in happy endings. When she isn't writing, Kit experiences magic by making things with her hands. Over the years, she's made quilts, fabric sculptures, collages, sweaters, and blank books. Her newest interest is learning how to spin her own yarn, a skill guaranteed to strengthen one of her many delusions: that she is a self-sufficient pioneer woman. She also thinks she is a hobbit, a witch, an artist, and a good cook. Living in the foothills of Colorado, Kit enjoys the giant skies and prairie landscapes which suit her need for wide open spaces. In addition to hiking through glorious scenery with her husband or imagining herself living in the Middle Ages, Kit works as a pillow for her miniature poodle and polishes the next small piece of her handmade life.

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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