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9 Summertime Bag Patterns: This Week in Stitches

This week in stitches features…

  • 9 Summertime Bag Patterns
  • The Subscriber of the Week
  • A Question for the Audience
  • and all of this week’s stitches

If you just can’t wait for This Week in Stitches each week, and you want even more fun, interesting links than the few we highlight here, follow @newstitchaday on Twitter or join our Facebook page. It’s painless. Really.

Why There was no Update Last Week

Last week Lacie and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary. We were able to spend a couple of days hanging out in Denver eating some awesome food and exploring the Mile High City. I tried a rattlesnake and pheasant hot dog and we visited the Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum.

Here’s a short video from our wedding day:

Just a quick note, Next week’s update might be late too since we’ll be moving back to California on Sunday.

Welcome to Our New Email Subscribers

We had a lot people join while we were away. 345 people came on board New Stitch a Day! Great job to all of you who are telling your friends about the site on Twitter, Facebook, Ravelry, Knitting Paradise, and at your local yarn stores. Keep up the good work!

Unfortunately there were just too many people to list over the past couple of weeks, but I promise we’ll keep recognizing our new members in the future.

Show and Tell!

I got a lot of photos from people of their projects so let me share them with you.
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Subscriber of the Week

This week’s subscriber of the week is Jordan C.

She’s only been knitting for a little over a year but made this amazing Humpty Dumpty for her son. And it’s knit with embroidery thread!! I was very impressed.

Jordan's Humpty Dumpty

If you want to be considered for the subscriber of the week, send some photos of your work to johnny[at]newstitchaday[dot]com.

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9 Summertime Bag Patterns

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  • Japanese Knot Project Bag by Meg Strong

    Japanese Knot Project Bag by Meg Strong (Free)

  • Little Cable Knit Purse by Sue Maton

    Little Cable Knit Purse by Sue Maton (Free)

  • Ella's Going Out Bag by Nora J. Bellows

    Ella's Going Out Bag by Nora J. Bellows ($8.50)

  • Cabled Wallet by c v e t u l k a knits

    Cabled Wallet by c v e t u l k a knits (Free)

  • Hazel's Market Bag by Sheri Kimlinger

    Hazel's Market Bag by Sheri Kimlinger ($4)

  • Isabelle Purse Pattern by Alexis Weber

    Isabelle Purse Pattern by Alexis Weber ($5.50)

  • Chloe Hipster Crochet Bag Pattern by Kristi Greeson

    Chloe Hipster Crochet Bag Pattern by Kristi Greeson ($3.50)

  • Libby's Seed and Cable Clutch by Sarah Gettel

    Libby's Seed and Cable Clutch by Sarah Gettel ($1.35)

  • Cable Ready Bag by Lion Brand Yarn

    Cable Ready Bag by Lion Brand Yarn (Free)

The Past Couple of Week’s Stitches

How to Knit the Sweeping Cable Stitch
How to Knit the Sweep Cable Stitch
Love this HUGE cable stitch. Super easy but has a big impact.

How to Knit the Mock Rib Check Stitch

How to Knit the Mock Rib Check Stitch
This gorgeous stitch creates a fluffy fabric similar to Brioche.

How to Knit the Granite Stitch
How to Knit the Granite Stitch
Want to increase and decrease without changing the shape of your fabric. This is the stitch for you.

How to Knit the Perforated Lace Stitch
How to Knit the Perforated Lace Stitch
This is a very basic lace pattern, but quite pretty.

How to Knit the Simple Garter Lace Stitch
How to Knit the Simple Garter Lace Stitch
I love the look of the lace rib pattern.

I Need Your Help!

I’m considering hosting LIVE online classes on topics like colorwork, lace, cables, crochet blankets and amigurumi.

I’m not sure if this is a good idea so I need your help to decide.

If there’s enough interest we will start opening classes next month. But if not enough people respond then we’ll shelve the idea for another time.

Your Turn: 1. Do you like this idea? Meaning would you pay to have me help you improve your knitting skills in a live class?

and

2. What do you want to learn most?


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Comments

  1. memary77

    May 31, 2012

    Hi!  I think an ebook/pattern would be better so we could refer to it whenever we wanted (like KnitFreedom sells ebooks that links to her videos)….she’s also in Colorado.  To pay for a one shot video wouldn’t be cost effective.  If you have an ebook, you can sell it all year long.
    Mary

    • newstitchaday

      May 31, 2012

       @memary77 Well we plan to do much more than LIVE classes and ebooks in the long run. I know Liat. In fact I interviewed her here: http://su.pr/2VY7Qc. 
       
      We definitely have a strategy to our product development and I realize the advantage of being able to sell an ebook over and over again.  But I’m not really satisfied with the technology solutions available for doing ebooks right now. Too many platforms and not enough consistency in their features. We do have some planned though.
       
      However, a LIVE class allows a certain number of students to get feedback instantly during the event. Plus we plan on using webinar technology that will allow students to use their webcam to show what they are doing. And I never said it would be a one time thing. We will record the class so those students can reference the material again at their leisure. And we might make the recording available to others as well. We will probably have some supplemental material available to students that they can download or print out as well.

  2. catgirlartist

    May 31, 2012

    now a webinar would be good, but what I think would be awesome is to be able to have a live knitting/crochet group so to speak during a set day(s) and time(s).  I think it would be awesome to talk to fellow knitters and crocheters around the country in a nice, friendly atmosphere.  It could also be used to further learning/lesson plans in a nice classroom kind of atmosphere.  

    • newstitchaday

      May 31, 2012

       @catgirlartist SHHHH! Don’t give away all our secret plans….

      • catgirlartist

        June 3, 2012

         @newstitchaday especially with webcam capabilities, that would be very awesome indeed!

        • catgirlartist

          June 3, 2012

           @newstitchaday Right now I would love to learn some basic sweater construction, because everyone at my house has been begging for one, but I’ve been too scared to try a pattern because they look so daunting!  So I’ve been stuck in the hat/sweater/sock/scarf phase for forever because of it.

  3. ChristineTaylor

    June 8, 2012

    Denver? Jealous!

  4. ChristineTaylor

    June 8, 2012

    Denver? Jealous!