Camera Bag by Lisa Cruse

Camera Bag

August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in on smaller needle, before felting
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
660 yards (604 m)
7" tall, 6" wide, and 4" deep, not including strap
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Cameras and photographic prints, invented in the first half of the nineteenth century, changed art and print media—it’s impossible to imagine our world today without them. Knit and full your own camera-shaped bag, then embellish it with gears and gizmos.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 7” tall, 6” wide, and 4” deep, not including strap.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian highland wool): #8555 black, 3 skeins (See Note).

Needles Sizes 8 (5 mm) and 10 (6 mm): 16” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; 12” black zipper; sewing needle; gray embroidery floss; black heavy-duty thread; heavy-duty scissors or tin snips; needle-nose pliers; soda can; black acrylic paint; high-gloss varnish; 2 overall fasteners; 2 sewing machine bobbins; size 6/0 glass E beads in silver finish, 1 tube; thirteen 1 cm silver finish square brads; 24” silver ball chain; all-purpose glue.

Gauge 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” on smaller needle, before felting; 16 sts and 20 rows = 4” with two strands held tog on larger needle, before felting.

Notes The sample used almost all of three skeins of yarn. Consider purchasing an extra skein as insurance.

This bag is worked in the round from the bottom up.