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I came across a whole bunch of vintage chunky acrylic yarn at a thrift store, so I’ve been making shopping bags with it. Easy, doesn’t require attention, and makes a useful non-specific gift.

pink knit bag, made by Julianne IMG_5749

Because the yarn is so thick and I used 8mm needles, the bag isn’t very net-like. I know if I were to use bigger needles this project would be faster with more open space, but I really don’t like the feel of big needles in my hand.

IMG_5745I’ve also realized how bored I get with YO, k2tog. I never really get into the rhythm of knitting, so I’ll be exploring other approaches for the rest of the yarn.


I made it around the same time as I made my mom’s shopping bag.


TWINKLE KNITS book giveaway


Howdy friends, who wants this book?! Twinkle Knits book giveaway, made by JulianneTwinkle’s Town & Country Knits by Wenlan Chia features mostly quick, chunky knits. The book was given to me by Caroline, but it’s not doing any good sitting on my bookshelf. Twinkle Knits book giveaway, made by Julianne Twinkle Knits book giveaway, made by Julianne It’s filled with cute, colorful garments, and the instructions seem very thorough. Chunky knits aren’t really my style these days, but I know the right home for this book is out there!   Twinkle Knits book giveaway, made by Julianne There are many ways to win the book. Comment on the blog, like my Facebook page, or share my website and/or Etsy shop on your blog and/or Facebook page. I’m trying out Rafflecopter to run the giveaway, so let’s all cross our fingers that I set it up correctly!

Let’s keep entries in North America please!

a Rafflecopter giveaway




knit shopping bag, made by Julianne

It’s made from your basic Red Heart-esque acrylic yarn. I made up the pattern as I went along. Starting at the bottom, I did kfb increases, and the netting is a basic YO, k2tog mesh. The handles are i-cord.

knit shopping bag, made by Julianne

Since her birthday is on the 8th, and her new age ends in 8, I made the bottom of the bag have 8 increase points. knit shopping bag, made by Julianne

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