New Knitting Pattern: The Hipster

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When I improvised a bum bag last year, I knew right away I wanted to publish it as a pattern. Here it is now, The Hipster!

I have designed it to be attached to your favourite belt. It is knit with Schoppel-Wolle Reggae, an aran weight, lightly felted yarn, at a very tight gauge. The resulting fabric is so dense, you do not need to line it. The body of the bag is knit bottom-up as one-piece in the round, the lid is then knit in rows using short-row shaping. The only sewing involved apart from sewing in the yarn ends is adding the zipper. This may seem difficult, but if you pin it in place with enough pins, it will work out easily.

The finished size is approximately 23 x 16 x 10 cm, large enough to fit your phone, your keys, your purse, a powder compact and a lipstick. At least, this is what I have tested it with and there still was some space left. It is a fun accessory to your everyday or festival outfit and a really quick knit. My version used only 58g of yarn. You can buy the pattern on Ravelry. I am looking forward to seeing your versions! Happy knitting!

Festival season

This year’s festival season starts with a new bag. Some sort of fanny pack, but cooler. The idea came, when I first saw my boyfriend’s festival bag:

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It’s cool, but a bit small. So I roughly copied the pattern and added a second pouch on the other side. The hard part was sewing it all together, as this is my first try at sewing a bag, adding zippers and completely improvising a sewn pattern. So this is the result:

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The right part is an almost identical copy of the original, the left part features a single zippered pouch and 4 D-rings to hang things on them:

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Looks quite festival-proof, doesn’t it?