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November 13, 2017

From Susan — Reverse Psychology Plaid

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 2:11 pm

You know how you get a bee in your bonnet over something?  I have had it in my head for a while now to knit a Plaid Squared bag in the same color combination as the Reverse Psychology Shawl (scarf??) I made earlier in the year.  I am teaching Plaid Squared as a class at The Yarnery right now, so this notion hit a fever pitch!  I dragged my poor shawl/scarf everywhere and hit almost every store in town.

The problem was that most of the stores that carry Cascade 220 and 220 Heathers do not have all of the colors (including The Yarnery).  I needed to see them together with my shawl.  Finally, at Lakeside Yarn in Excelsior Minnesota, I struck gold.  Literally, the Color Gold 9463B.  And they had the gray and “mixed” color I wanted: Charcoal Grey 8400 and Straw 4010. 🙂

The bag I am knitting is an even larger bag than the “Deeper Bag.”  I also have had this bee buzzing around for a while — can I make the bag larger and still have the bottom wrap around continuously?  I can and I am!!  I will add this as an addendum to the pattern as more of a recipe than a step-by-step tome.  Once you have made one of these bags, it would be easy to make the larger version.  More to come when it gets finished.

Do not ask the inevitable question: how many felted bags does one person need?

PS to Janetcc — I have thought about using two, lighter weight yarns for this.  The problem is also a limited selection, BUT when the combination of yarns felts, it does not do so evenly.  They would need to be twisted perfectly together to have an even felt.  Cascade did make their worsted in a tweed variety.  I have a black-brown combination that pairs perfectly with dark brown and black.  It is very dark so I deemed it unsuitable.  The brown-black does not even show up on their website any longer so I do not know if they still make it.


  1. Anyone dumb enough to ask how many felted bags one needs:
    A. Doesn’t deserve an answer,
    B. Doesn’t deserve to ever receive a knitted bag, &
    C. Doesn’t deserve to have his/her carcass stuffed in anything but a garbage bag.

    Also, thanks for reminding me – I have that pattern sitting in my Rav shopping cart. I need to get it. Looking forward to seeing yours in this color combo.

    Comment by Samina — November 13, 2017 @ 3:04 pm

  2. Have you considered two colors – and using 2 strands throughout?

    Comment by Janetcc — November 13, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

  3. It took me two years of searching in multiple yarn stores in multiple parts of the country to find exactly the right variegated colors for a project that I had envisioned. When I did it was so worth it.

    Comment by Chloe — November 14, 2017 @ 7:21 am

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