spring hexagons
February 23, 2017
March 7, 2017

spring hexagons

Project info
Mamy Bag by Cécile Franconie
BagPurse / Handbag
Hooks & yarn
3.0 mm
Jamieson's of Shetland Shetland Spindrift
816 yards in stash
5.9 skeins = 677.3 yards (619.3 meters), 147 grams

This has been on my To-Do list for forever. Finally i ordered a pair of bamboo handles for the bag.
I have decided to use the Mystical Lanterns yarn pack from Jane Crowfoot because I really like the yarn/colours and will definitely get more use out of a bag than the shawl. If I’m feeling clever, I’ll even sew a lining.

Well, the bag handles have arrived and they’re so flimsy! I remember having really sturdy bamboo handles on bags in the past but I’m struggling to find some.
I may reuse a pair of handles from an old bag that has seen better days instead of the new bamboo ones.
Found great bamboo handles and I’ve finished the hexagons! Now for blocking and lining.
Bag has been steam blocked and the lining sewn in. I decided to use different handles as I didn’t like the way the bag fitted with the circular bamboo handles. I just need to sew either ribbon or lace over the edge of the inside top hexagons - just to neaten it, because I’m a fusspot.
All done! I decided to crochet a small frill on the inside to give a nicer finish. I could see some stitching despite my being careful to work invisible stitching. I actually really like the little frill, it adds a nice touch.
I attached the yarn around one of the trebles of the first hexagon (see pics) and worked 5ch, dc around next treble, to end.
Note: You could make a less frou frou frill by working around alternate trebles

Lots of people have asked me for the information for the yarn pack from Jaimesons, I thought that I had thrown the ball bands away but after much rummaging i have found them. Here’s the list of colours.
Jaimesons Shetland Spindrift
562 - Cyclamen
365 - Chartreuse
769 - Willow
547 - Orchid
1160 - Scotch Broom
440 - Peach
615 - Hyacinth
563 - Rouge
342 - Cashew
630 - Dove
596 - Clover
540 - Coral
603 - Pot-Pourri

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  • Project created: February 23, 2017
  • Finished: March 8, 2017
  • Updated: May 7, 2018
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