Counterpane Carpet Bag, Take II (The Postmodern Version)

In my post thing-that-shall-not-be-named stupor, I started a new project this week. The Counterpane Carpet Bag from Handknit Holidays, this time f'reals!

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I'm using the same recycled cotton with which I made Teva Durham's Ballet Pullover. I love it in the solid grey - it really accentuates the stitch pattern, of which I cannot get enough. It's wicked awes. The plan is to line it with avocado-green cotton and find some mod chrome circular handles for it. It's gonna be my po-mo carpet bag!

Counterpane Carpet Bag 001 Counterpane Carpet Bag 004

In other news, I met with the Spiders yesterday and we had dinner to send off the incomparable Michelle of MichelleKnits on her adventures in Portland. Stop by her blog to wish her bon voyage!

Posted by jess at July 29, 2006 12:57 PM | TrackBack

Very cool looking bag. I'm always on the lookout for new purses/bags. My hubby says I have a "problem". I say "yup, I don't have enough bags"...hee hee

Posted by: carol at July 29, 2006 1:17 PM

Oh, I love this bag! Seeing yours reminded me just how much so :) Gotta make it...

Yours looks great!

Posted by: Lolly at July 29, 2006 2:02 PM

I REALLY like that bag. I'd really like to make it too!

Posted by: Kelly at July 29, 2006 2:54 PM

That looks great. I've knitted a few rows of the bag in Noro and I'm not sure if I'm liking the colors. I"ll have to post a pic and get your opionion. That yarn really does show off the pattern well. :)

Posted by: Aimee at July 29, 2006 3:10 PM

Your bag is looking beautiful! And it was great to see you last night--I'm glad that thing-which-shall-not-be-named is over!

Posted by: Jessica at July 29, 2006 3:23 PM

so loving your bag! would love to make it too!

Posted by: Sal at July 29, 2006 3:39 PM

I love the bag, too. And I got to feel it with my own grubby hands, so I can attest to its softness and awesomeness. Aw, Jess, I wish we got to hang out more and for longer!

Posted by: Michelle at July 29, 2006 4:05 PM

Ooooh, can't wait to see it with the po-mo accents!

Posted by: Angela at July 29, 2006 4:14 PM

The bag looks great - I keep forgetting about this pattern!!

Posted by: stacey at July 30, 2006 6:46 AM

It seems like all the knitters I know are packing off, one-by-one, to Portland. I must know three or four knitters who have or will move out there. It's quite a coincidence.

Posted by: colleen at July 30, 2006 8:58 AM

Wow! Great bag. It's turning out super gorgeous!

Posted by: Miriam at July 30, 2006 9:09 AM

What a great bag! Just gorgeous.

Posted by: Dorothy B at July 30, 2006 11:37 AM

thanks for letting me eat a piece of chicken off your plate, uh, pineapple. it was good. so fun to spend some quality time wit ya on Friday. :)

that bag is looking great. might have to put in on the queue real soon.

Posted by: Sandra at July 30, 2006 3:12 PM

The bag looks wonderful! I wasn't totally impressed with it in the book, and I remember your previous attempt, so had pretty much written the poor pattern off. I'll have to give it another look.

Posted by: Charity at July 30, 2006 3:53 PM

That looks so much better than the Noro one you started! It definately needs a solid, or mostly solid, yarn. I love the stitch pattern and it's one of the patterns that convinced me to buy the book. Sadly, I haven't knitted it yet. Maybe your finished one will inspire me to finally knit my own.

Posted by: Casey at July 30, 2006 11:04 PM

I love this bag! I've made 1 and 1/2. :) The completed one is bright orange cotton and the half is deep purple acrylic something or other, but a soft one. I was stash busting. :) I'd love to see the lining when you complete it. I'm insearch of lining for the orange bag myself. I'm thinking white with green polka dots? enjoy Morocco!

Posted by: Rebecca at August 2, 2006 2:36 PM

oh my god - that is the greatest! i am not a purse gal but i totally want to make this for 1000 people on my holiday list. thanks for the inspiration!

Posted by: al at August 8, 2006 2:46 AM

That is a great yarn choice! I do like the counterpane in solids vs. varigated. From what I've seen, you do get much better design definition. It's pretty cool.

Posted by: Lynne at August 10, 2006 8:48 AM

I love this bag. I ordered the book, but how did you change the pattern? Can you post the pattern on your site? Thanks.

Posted by: Barbara campbell at August 10, 2006 7:29 PM

What a beautiful bag, Where ever can i get that pattern from please? You do really lovely work I'm hooked.

Posted by: Pauline Fitch at September 1, 2006 9:10 PM

i need to get the pattern for the counterpane carpet bag. is the only way buying the bag or do you know ofanother way?

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Posted by: VargasVanessa32 at June 13, 2010 8:27 AM

bonjour, ce sac est magnifique. Avez vous les explications du point SVP?
merci de votre aide

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