Yesterday I cast on for this gorgeous handbag inspired by this gorgeous bag by Salvatore Ferragamo. The incredible stitch pattern was figured out by the crafty knitting goddess Kate and numerous others in this Craftster thread.
Yarn: Lion Cotton from Lion Brand in Natural, 2 strands together in natural
Needles: Size 7 circulars
Other material: Straight bamboo handles from JoAnn in Medina, OH (which I have discovered is THE jackpot when it comes to handbag handles...every other JoAnn, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, yarn store, etc I have been in surprisingly pales in comparison to this JoAnn's selection of handles)!
I must say that I am IN LOVE with this stitch pattern, pictures honestly don't do it justice, you NEED to touch it and hold it in your hands. The texture is incredible. And the Lion Cotton is a pretty decent cotton yarn to work with (not to mention cheap)...it's soft, but the two strands give the bag enough structure. I think I might modify the pattern and make it another repeat longer, we'll see what mood I'm in when I finish the repeat I'm on!