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knittingbuzz
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Posted - 07/27/2006 :  03:53:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit knittingbuzz's Homepage Send knittingbuzz a Private Message
I've knit & felted the Booga Bag following the instructions. It was a little smaller than I had hoped. If I'd like to make a larger version of this bag is it as simple as.... knitting a larger base and picking up the stitches around the base accordingly?

Krista

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Two Sticks and a String
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Posted - 07/27/2006 :  04:37:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Two Sticks and a String's Homepage Send Two Sticks and a String a Private Message
yep.

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Sharyn
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Posted - 07/27/2006 :  05:21:36 AM  Show Profile Send Sharyn a Private Message
But, be careful about how much bigger you go. The width always shrinks less than the height when felted - so, for example if you wanted the bag 4 inches wider and 4 inches taller, you would probably need to add just 5 inches width-wise but 6 inches height-wise prefelted.

I've learned by making that mistake - ended up with something resembling a canoe because I had too much width!
Sharyn
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knittingbuzz
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Posted - 07/27/2006 :  07:01:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit knittingbuzz's Homepage Send knittingbuzz a Private Message
Thanks Sharyn, you give excellent perspective. If I want the bottom of the bag to be both wider and deeper, would I use the same analogy as width & height?

Krista

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't .... you are right."
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Dances with Needles
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Posted - 07/27/2006 :  08:36:37 AM  Show Profile Send Dances with Needles a Private Message
If you want the math part of it, multiply your stitches by 1.25, and your rows by 1.5 to get a fairly decent aproximation of how many to cast on etc.

DWN
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suek137
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Posted - 07/27/2006 :  11:04:13 AM  Show Profile Send suek137 a Private Message
Krista - you might want to consider double stranding the bottom to make it a little stronger if you are planning on making the bag much larger as you are probably going to be putting heavier items in the finished product...and maybe even leather straps instead of i-cords.
Sue
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gwtreece
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Posted - 07/27/2006 :  11:39:50 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
The double stranding the bottom is an excellent suggestion.

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JustJackie
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Posted - 07/27/2006 :  4:53:50 PM  Show Profile Send JustJackie a Private Message
Krista, My first Booga Bag was too small also. I did as DWN suggested & it worked out great.Jackie
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