So this one works better :-D
This one has an improved and smaller bottom.
I made it square by dropping a stitch at the beginning of the return pass and adding one on at the end.
I also switched to a nicer looking stitch that is drawn through the topknot (of the return pass chain), instead of the front vertical bar.
You can see that I have finished the solid bottom and am creating the lacy part in-the-round, from the edges of the bottom. I have used purple (nylon) twine for the forward pass and red twine for the reverse pass.
It’s going well so far.
This turned out well for me,
but not so well as a potential pattern.
Then I added some in-the-round mesh sides,
using silver twine for the forward pass
and teal twine for the return pass.
Next I broke the sides into two (2) flat tapering sides
that terminated in solid fabric straps
all in silver twine.
As you can see, I put a couple of buttons on the strap
so that I could load an open bag
then fasten the straps together to carry it around.
It seems like it will be useful,
but I have not tried it yet.
I’m still mulling it over, where to go from here.
Yup, it’s done and in the stitches I posted earlier.
I’m not really satisfied with the shape or the stretchy acrylic yarn,
but I like the stitches well enough.
I find that between the twine and the slippery metal hook,
I need to wrap the yarn the other way (and twist it more)
to keep it from sliding off the hook.
This is slower and annoying, but what are you going to do?
Anyway, the new one is looking lovely in it’s shiny teal twine.
Okay, this one looks better, so I’m documenting it.
This stitch is quite similar to the bottom during the forward pass,
except that you pull the loop around the chain,
instead of hooking it through the front vertical bar.
And that’s it!
It goes pretty quickly, once you’ve got it down.
Okay, the one I was talking about in the last post was really, really ugly.
I ripped it three (3) times and it kept getting uglier. So… a fresh start.
I also add a couple of chains to the end stitches,
I’m using an eight (8) hook and DK yarn,
so the result is airy and stretchy.
…So that’s it so far.