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Drift - Resources

Design Fay Dashper-Hughes

 

Drift is a colourwork tote bag in Issue 2. It features a clever colourwork technique developed by the designer which results in incredibly clean colour changes. The technique requires you to work into the 3rd front and back loops of stitches. The Stitch Guide includes some photos to explain the hook placement on RS and WS. There is also a Finishing Guide with some photos of key steps in the joining and finishing steps.

Stitch guide


When working a RS row, insert hook in the 3rd back loop which is at the back of the stitch (i.e. on the WS). This is not the traditional "3rd loop" of a htr.
A close-up of a Right Side row showing visible front and back loops of the previous row since the Right Side row is worked in the 3rd back loop.
Another view of the RS row being worked. The front and back loops of the previous row are visible on the RS because the current row is being worked in the 3rd back loop.

When working a WS row, insert hook in the 3rd front loop which is at the front of the stitch (i.e. on the WS). This is the traditional "3rd loop" of a htr.

 

Finishing guide

With the Wrong Sides facing up, Main Panel with Side Panel on top to show how they will be joined
Place markers on Main Panel and Side Panel as instructed in written pattern section 'Joining panels'.
Side A join is partially complete, working from the top of the bag on the right towards the bottom of the bag and markers A.
Side A: With WS of fabric together, line up Main Panel (facing you) and Side Panel (to the back) so that markers A are together. With RS facing, rejoin MC in beginning of row and double sl st through both panels... continue from written pattern.
The side panel runs along the inside base of the bag
Base: Turn bag inside out. With MC, whip stitch along long edges of Side Panel at base of bag. Do the same for the short edges of Side Panel on the RS of the bag.
Snaps can be sewn onto the bag at the top of the side panels which can keep the bag partially closed.
Optional: Sew button snaps onto the Side Panel to keep the bag partially closed when not in use.