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6-8-10 Bag Pattern

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Difficulty: Easy

6 - 8 - 10 is a sleek, slim handbag perfect for the woman who travels light. This bag is elegant, understated, and stands on her own or is beautiful embellished with a cluster of small flowers or with one large life-like Hibiscus.

In other words, this bag is the perfect special occasion bag: make a 6 for the bride and 8s for each of her attendants. Take a 10 to the wedding you are going to later this year. Make an 8 for your Mother-in-Law's birthday, and another for yourself for the birthday party in her honor. Bead a little red 6 with a grid of black beads for your Valentine's Day date. Make an 8 dazzling with Sparkle Rivets. Make a very interesting statement with a row of small Alien Skull Ornaments across the top, just under the line of sparkly beads that hold the frame in place . . .  

These slender purses are the blank canvas for your creative musings. We can't wait to see what you will do.

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Finished Dimensions

6 Bag

7 1/2" (19cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
6 1/2" (16.25cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
5 1/2" (14cm) tall from bottom to frame

8 Bag

7 1/2" (19cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
6 1/2" (16.25cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
6 1/2" (16cm) tall from bottom to frame

10 Bag

7 1/2" (19cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
6 1/2" (16.25cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
8" (20cm) tall from bottom to frame


Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid Beginner: A great first knitting or first felted bag project as it requires knowledge of casting on, knitting and purling, knitting in the round on circular needles, 3-needle bind off, and some hand-sewing during the finishing process.


Gauge

Pre-felted gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rounds = 4" (10cm) in St st with a single strand of worsted weight yarn.


Materials

Suggested Hardware

Empire frame - Because the Empire Frame is now sold out, an excellent hardware substitute is the Elegant Frame available in 3 finishes
'A Noni Design' label

Yarn Requirements

6: 110 yds (100m)
8: 140 yds (130m)
10: 175 yds (160m)

Needles and Other Materials

Two Size 8 (5mm) 16" (40cm) circular needles
Spare size 8 (5mm) needle for 3-needle bind off
Stitch markers
Tapestry & sewing needles
Fabric glue (clear drying)


Pictured Samples

The pictured bags were created using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool: 6 is made in White, 8 in Pewter, and 10 in Granite.


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