Thursday, April 10, 2008

Knitters, I need your help!

Two quick items before we get back to book week:

1. Does anyone recall who wrote the pattern for the Saturday Market Bag on Magknits? I've had a number of queries for the original pattern (I had done some modifications to the pattern for my version) over the past few days; apparently the Magknits site is down (gone?) and it's no longer available. I don't have the pattern and can't give it out without permission.

Update: Thanks, everyone! Jodi has re-posted the pattern on her blog, and you can find it via this link.

2. Knitters wanted: I have two lovely bundles of yarn, a pattern, and an idea. I'm looking for an expert knitter (or maybe two) who can make a couple of kid-sized cardigans before Quilt Market on May 16 (I'll need them before I leave on the 13th). Any takers? I want to do it myself soooo badly but just don't have the time these days. Besides, I have sizing issues when I knit.

Ok, back to our regularly scheduled programming.


  1. Anonymous9:45 PM

    Would this be it?

  2. I made that, and according to my Ravelry it's by Jodie Danenberg. I hadn't thought I'd ever made anything from Magknits but apparently I was wrong! I love my bag and use it all the time. Hope the pattern can find a new home somewhere (b/c Magknits is indeed gone, I believe).

  3. Hello! They might not appreciate the shout-out, but check out the blogs of "zebraknits" and "a knitter in queens". They both are expert knitters. I don't know them personally, though, and don't know if they can do the work.

  4. p.s., By "if they can do the work", I mean they might not have the time or the inclination to do the work. They definitely are capable, though!

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  6. Whoops. I had to fix one of my links. Here's what I meant to post:

    Hi Liesl,
    If you are having trouble finding folks, I'd be willing to be one of your test knitters. You can check out some of my samples here:

    work in progress (scroll a bit):

    more works in progress (keep scrolling):

    baby cardi (FO):

    socks (FOs):


    Good luck!

    my email:

  7. I could knit a kid sized cardi for you by then.

  8. I live in Brooklyn and can knit a cardigan for you (kid-sized), if you still need one. Does it need to be an original pattern or is a pattern from a book okay?

    Good luck on finding the pattern for the market bag!

  9. You can still get a cached version of the pattern by doing a Google search. It's not ideal, but it gets you the bare bones of the pattern.

  10. I'd love to help but our April is insane. If you have trouble finding someone let me know though.

  11. funny you mention the Sat. market bag, I just made a copy for myself last week. My link is now broken, but I can scan the pattern and the modifications in on Mon if you still want it. Let me know.
    Good luck other wise.
    Christa Z.

  12. I found the bag here.

  13. hi liesl - i wish i could knit for you. but i barely know how to cast on! just wanted to pass on that i found my dotted swiss at joann´s - $4 a yard! yellow would be lovely. i love that you had a matching cape.

  14. Anonymous9:45 PM

    I could help out and knit a sweater for you by then. Lemme know! :)

    Bummer about MagKnits, I'm glad the people on Ravelry are trying to get all the designers to add their patterns on there though.

  15. Anonymous12:56 PM

    Oh good, I'm glad you found it! I noticed that it's also available for free download on Ravelry. :)

  16. Hi Liesl.

    You and I spoke awhile ago when your patterns first came out...

    I have been knitting since I was 4 and I have worked in a yarn shop here in St Paul Mn for 6 1/2 years now... (I can knit and crochet!)

    I would love to knit for you!

    My email is


  17. Let me know if the other knitters fall through. I could whip something up.

  18. Let me know if you still need knitters! I have the time.