Thursday, December 22, 2016

Envelope Bag

Inspired by the colors and forms of Banjara textiles, I knitted an envelope bag out of handspun, hand dyed yarn and lined it with reproduction Turkey Red fabric.

The red yarn is dyed with madder, the blue with indigo.  I used the same "expanding square" knitting method that I used to form the back of my sontag (shawl).  Starting out with 12 cast-on stitches, I increased at the end of each row every other row.  I changed colors but wanted it to be mostly red, red, red.  The fastener is an old leather button from my stash which includes buttons from my mother and grandmother.  I gifted this piece so I need to make another one!