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Harmony Bag

A soft, slouchy, great-looking, fun, practical bag in two sizes

Difficulty: Beginner

Lately I have been designing felted bags that I want to carry, bags that are great-looking, fun to knit, and fun to carry. Harmony is just such a bag: the perfect marriage of form and function, beauty, practicality, and economy.

It is solf and slouchy so it feels wonderful against the body, folds neatly to put away when not in use or to put in your suitcase for that knitting retreat you are going on, or the beach get away you are planning. Choose from two sizes: the medium bag is the quintessential every day bag: large enough for everything you need on a daily basis, plus room for a small knitting project. The large is the size I personally love because I need a bag that does triple duty: purse, lunch bag, knitting bag . . . The only thing it doesn't carry is my way-to-big laptop, but a tablet or skinny laptop would fit with ease.

These bags are easy to knit and the finishing couldn't be simpler: screw in beautiful JUL handles and then use the Amazing magnetic/rivet-in snap to close the top: one side screws in (the side with the beautiful knob you just pull to open) and one side rivets in so the snap is beautiful inside and out. No special tools are required for any part of this finishing process: even the rivet can be tool-free: I use locktite superglue in the rivet to keep it tightly fixed to your bag.

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Finished Dimensions 

Medium: Perfect for carrying books, groceries, and the sweater-sized knitting project you are working on

12" (30cm) wide across the front/back when bag is folded flat (with sides folded in)
7" (17.75cm) deep (total depth of side when folded so that bottom flattens out)
14" (35cm) tall from bottom to start of handle

Large: Ideal for a trip to the farmer's market, as your overnight travel bag, and for those larger knitting projects such as an Ella coat or a baby blanket

16 - 17” (40.5 - 43cm) wide across the front/back when bag is folded
7” (177.5cm) deep (total depth of side when folded)
19” (48.25cm) tall from bottom to start of handle

Pattern Difficulty 

Intrepid Easy: Requires knowledge of casting on, knitting in the round on circular needles, decreasing, rivet-setting using tools or glue, and some hand-sewing during the finishing process.


Pre-felted Gauge: 12 stitches and 16 rounds = 4" (10cm) in St st with a double-strand of yarn on size 11 (8mm) needles or needle size to obtain gauge


Yarn Requirements 

Medium: 1320 yds (1207m)

Large:  1700yds (1554m)

Needles and Other Materials

Size 11 (8mm) 24" (60cm) circular needle
Size 11 (8mm) double pointed needles (at least 3)
Tapestry & sewing needles
Nylon beading thread
Locking stitch markers, including 1 of a different color or size to mark round
Locktite Super Glue Extra Time Control
1 Pair JUL “Delhi” Handles with Chicago screw application
1 Noni Harmony Bag hardware kit 

1 Noni label
1 Amazing Magnetic/Rivet-In Snap

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