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Grace Kelly's Overnight Bag

(170)
Difficulty: Easy

Some of you who love the 6-8-10 and W felted bags have asked for a bigger version with that same sense of style. My answer: This Bag!

As I was designing, I thought of Hitchcock's Rear Window . . . I won't reveal the story, except to say that when the Grace Kelly character insists on staying over at Jimmy Stewart's place so she can look after him, she brings over a tiny overnight bag for a woman with such lovely outfits (you'd imagine she'd have a trunk delivered). But she is as practical as she is fashionable and pulls everything she needs out of the tiny overnight bag: stunning floor length shimmery sleeping gown, tooth brush, etc. . . . This is, of course, in the days of separate bedrooms or one foot on the floor fully clothed.

This bag is my version of Grace Kelly's Overnight bag: elegant, roomy enough for a gossamer night gown, toothbrush, cosmetics, wallet.

The classic lines make it ideal for special events: art openings, the literary reading at the independent bookstore followed by the wine and cheese mixer. It will go beautifully to any wedding, whether with the bride, her mother, or the groom's. It is dazzling unadorned, beaded, or bedecked with flowers: the perfect gift for yourself or for the most elegant woman in your life.

Please peruse the Additional Details tab below for information about dimensions, gauge, materials, hardware components, and hardware kits.

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Finished Dimensions

12" (30cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
6.5" (16.25cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
3" (7.5cm) deep
9.5" (24cm) tall from bottom to frame


Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid Easy: Requires knowledge of casting on, knitting and purling, picking up stitches in knitted fabric, decreasing, knitting in the round on circular needles, 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 yarn.


Materials

Suggested Hardware:

Empire frame - Because the Empire Frame is now sold out, an excellent hardware substitute is the Elegant Frame with Bag Feet kit available in 3 finishes
27" (68cm) purse chain
6 Noni Big 24mm bag feet
11.25 x 13.5 in sheet of stiffener
Seed beads and Nylon thread
'A Noni Designs' Label

Yarn Requirements

315 yds (288m) of worsted weight, feltable yarn

Needles and Other Materials

Size 8 (5mm) 24" (60cm) circular needle
Tapestry Needle
Sewing needles
Nylon beading thread
Stitch markers
Fabric glue (clear drying)
Awl or double-pointed needle
Paper hole punch


Pictured Samples

The pictured bag was created using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool in Pewter.


No errors have been reported for this pattern.