I have a new project underway. On my knitting needles is the Sundance Makeup Bag. The free pattern is from Classic Elite Yarns and it is available online. For my project, I will be using a modified version of that pattern. The modified pattern is contributed by Ravelry member, Woolbear. Woolbear’s version, thoughtfully, eliminates some of the trickier design elements of the original pattern; making this project suitable for new knitters. It is also free and available online.
I’m calling my project – It’s a Sensational day for a Sundance Makeup bag. I’m a Van Morrison fan. The project name is a corruption of the lyrics to his song Moondance.
This project is my introduction to the seed stitch. It also allows me to practice left and right slanting increases. The other skill developing element of the project will be sewing in a lining (yikes!). Here are the project details:
Project Name: It’s a Sensational day for a Sundance Makeup bag
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand Yarns – the color is called Mustard. I’ve had this yarn in my stash for years. It’s perfect for this project because the makeup bag will, undoubtedly, be defaced by lipstick, face powder, lotions and potions. The yarn is a worsted weight and machine washable acrylic. The bright color will make it easy to find in my oversized and overcrowded handbag.
Needles: 4.5 millimeter
Fabric Lining: To be determined
- Synthetics? Hmm, I dunno (susannahknits.com)