Having bought a second-hand copy of “The Harmony Guide to Machine Knitting Stitches”, I was intrigued by one of it’s star-shaped patterns. Unfortunately, the pattern was laid out for a 50-row punchcard. So, using my knitter’s graph paper from Rowan Morrison Books, I adapted the pattern for my 60-row punchcards.
After I had knitted up some sample swatches using the new punchcard, I designed a new fabric bag, one large enough to take a medium-sized knitting or crochet project. I decided to complement this with a long tool case that could take DPNs. Once these were fine-tuned, I decided to make a collection of neon coloured bags, with a grey contrast colour. Trips to the Knit Rennie woollen mill in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire and to the fabric mill, Scottish Linen in Fife were then needed to stock up on the right colours and fabrics.
Once I had machine knitted the fabric, I cut out and sewed the medium-sized project bags and long tool or pencil cases using complimentary lining fabrics. These are now for sale in my Woolly Originals E-Shop. Next up, my Granite Star designs!