Red is a lucky color in Chinese culture, and I will be wearing red to celebrate the occasion. (Black is considered unlucky and should not be worn on this day).
Using a dishcloth chart from Aunt Kathy, I knitted this bag .
I CO the number of stitches required for the dishcloth, knit in garter for a few rows to keep the top from rolling, knit stockinette until it was about the length I wanted, then started the dragon chart. Then I did a few more rows of stockinette and finished with the garter stitch again. I folded it over and seamed up the sides. I made the handle using my Wonder Knitter.
Here are a few CNY appropriate patterns for you to knit or crochet.
|By Jen AKA Lookingglass|
Peach Blossom Baby Jacket from Looking Glass Knits.
|by Byrnne Sutton|
"Festive" by Brynne Sutton, from the Winter 2005 edition of Knitty