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A Week In Venice Satchel Pattern

Difficulty: Easy

What would a felted shoulder bag look like if it echoed the elegant arches, winding, narrow cobblestone streets, and timeless villas of Venice? With this question in mind, I designed the Week in Venice Satchel, a bag with an aesthetic that marries classic design with simple lines and an understanding that when form perfectly follows function something is as useful as it is beautiful.

Available in 2 sizes, this sleek, simple, elegant felted bag design is as easy to knit and finish as it is to carry. Its simplicity looks fabulous with blue jeans and pretty top, swingy frock, or classic winter coat. In muted neutrals, it can go effortlessly from Fall to Spring with most of your looks. Make it again in the colors of sorbet and it will go with you to the beach, to a party in Bermuda, or to the new restaurant across town.

Look at Additional Details below for information about dimensions, gauge, materials, and hardware kits.

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Finished Dimensions

Small Bag:

10" (25cm) wide
4" (10cm) deep
14" (36cm) tall

Large Bag:

12" (30cm) wide
5" (13cm) deep
16" (41cm) tall

Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid Easy: Requires knowledge of knitting, purling, picking up stitches within the knitted fabric, knitting in the round, decreasing. Hand-sewing and riveting are required for the finishing process.


Pre-felted gauge: 12 stitches and 16 rounds = 4" (10cm) in St st with a double-strand of worsted weight yarn.


One Week in Venice Hardware Kit is available and contains:

JUL Twin Cities 18" (46cm) handle
Noni Handle Brackets to attach handle to bag
Noni Eclair Turnlock
20-pack of Cabochon rivets in shiny nickel
Noni Design Label

Yarn Requirements

Small Bag: 850 yds (777m)
Large Bag: 1200 yds (1097m)

Needles and Other Materials

Size 11 (8mm) 24" (60cm) circular needle
Size 10 (6mm) needle for turnlock flap
Four stitch markers, one of a different color
Tapestry & sewing needles

Pictured Samples

Pictured samples were made in Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool. The small sample was made in Milk Chocolate. The large sample was made with Shepherd's Wool in Midnight Lake.

No errors have been reported for this pattern