FO Friday: Bazinga Bag and Eros Necklace

I’m playing finished-object catchup this week with two sample knits for Plymouth Yarns: a bag, and a necklace.

1309 Bazinga Bag

Project: Bazinga Sample Knit

Pattern: Bazinga Bag

Designer: Plymouth Yarn Design Stuido

Available: ask your LYS

Yarn: Bazinga

The body, gusset, and handles of this bag are all in linen stitch.  This helps even out the extreme fat-and-thin nature of Bazinga.  The giant flower was … interesting. I had a devil of a time getting it to lay down and behave, then sew it in place.  The handles are doubled and whip-stitched together, as are the seams between the body panels and the gussets.

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Project: Eros Necklace

Pattern: Necklace

Designer: Plymouth Yarn Design Stuido

Available: ask your LYS

Yarn: Eros II

 

This piece was uncooperative, but eventually I nailed it down! Eros II is a novelty yarn, with colored metallic squares suspended in a skinny “ladder” of black yarn. This pattern called for the yarn (and I use that word loosely!) to be held double.  Lots of short rows of increasing length creating the gradually larger ruffle.  I’m not sure I would wear it … but it’s a sample, so once I finish and mail it off, it’s out of my hands.

1360 Eros yarn

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3 thoughts on “FO Friday: Bazinga Bag and Eros Necklace

  1. love them both! At TNNA, the bazinga tote got a lot of compliments- it was in the fashion show as well. Lots of people loved that it looked “woven” and not knit.

    As for the necklace, I guess it is an acquired taste. I am 26, and would totally wear it. But I know it isn’t for everyone! AND YES! It was a labor of love getting that pattern to be correct. 😉

    Thanks for your expertise as always, Rachel!

  2. I like the bag more and more every day :). It got lots of covetous looks from my friends while I was making it.

    As for the necklace — I believe you’re right! I’m hopelessly out of date sometimes 🙂 — plus (as I tell my kids all the time) I was never “cool” to begin with. I generally don’t wear jewelry (or makeup, for that matter), so it’s no surprise I wouldn’t know what to do with jewelry made of yarn.

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