The snowball pattern is meant to resemble balls of wool. You can also play ‘spot the difference’ between the bag in the photo below and the one in the magazine.
Yes that’s right – different coloured handles. The magazine painted the wooden handles before photography, and they look much nicer now. I took these photos before I sent the bag off.
I also designed a needle roll to go with it. This was more of a challenge than the bag, but I tried to make it really practical.
The button closure means it’s expandable without using ribbon ties, which I find look a bit frayed and scrappy after a while.
The flap at the top keeps all the needles safely in the roll. There are 2 sets of pockets, the shorter ones are for DPN’s, circular, cables and even crochet hooks.
The little pouch is detachable and stores your row counters, stitch markers, etc. The pouch was the hardest bit as I wanted it to be fully lined (I have a morbid fear of raw edges!).
And large bag has been invaluable for carrying around all the wool I need for my Sophie’s Universe CAL 2015. I’ll be posting an update on this amazing crochet project soon!