I decided to knit a Multiplicity purse for my sister since I loved mine so much. (See my posts about Multiplicity 1 and Multiplicity 2 for the others I made.) I chose a royal purple and mustard yellow, a play on her school colors of purple and gold. The only thing I didn’t like about mine is that it didn’t close. I knit button holes into the main pocket this time and loved the product!
I finished my Multiplicity purse this afternoon, and I love it! The purse is knit using double knit, which I had been wanting to learn for some time. The technique is interesting because one creates a double sided fabric by knitting one stitch from one side then one stitch from the other. The stitches from both sides are alternating on one set of needles. In the case of this purse, the fabric was grey with yellow details on one side and yellow with grey details on the other. The purse features a large main pocket that folds over a smaller pocket. I purchased the leather strap from Homestead Heirlooms.
I’ve knitted a ton this week and have nothing finished to show for it. Here is a progress picture of all three of my current knit-a-long (KAL) projects.
Socks with Sarah is still going steady. I’ve knit at least one row on the sock everyday that I’ve knitted since January 15. (I think there have only been two days that I haven’t knitted.) I don’t have much to show for it. Sock knitting has tons of tiny stitches and it hasn’t been my main focus.
Multiplicity is tons of fun! Learning to double knit was enjoyable, and I love the two sided fabric.
Of all knitting techniques, I think cables are still my favorites. Bombshell Shorts lets me cable to my heart’s content.