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Les Tuileries

Difficulty: Easy

The day was spent in the gardens, walking along avenues, under arched trellises, past espalier pear trees so laden with pears you wanted to step over the fence and pick one when no one was looking.

Later, you grabbed that little bag you made just for this trip. Dinner in Paris.

The bag sits on the table like a pastry or still life. The marble of the tables feels cool to the touch. It feels lovely to be watching the people walk past, lingering over a baguette, cheeses that amaze, and wine with notes of flowers, honey, fresh raspberries.

Delightful in hand-dyed or beaded silk, a scattering of Sparkle Rivet stars. Lovely in felt for an evening at the opera, it's lushness perfection with a velvet and satin gown. A beautiful gift to yourself or for someone special.

This bag requires an Elegant Frame, 27" Classic Purse Chain, and Sparkle Rivets to complete. Look at Additional Details below for information about dimensions, gauge, materials, and our custom hardware kits.

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  • Bag in Shepherd's Wool Sun Yellow and Orange with Fuchsia and Lime Peony

    Peony Little Purse


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    This is the lunch-sized companion to the Clematis Shopping Bag. A stylish alternative to the typical plastic lunch sack, it can be made striped and adorned with the Peony flower for an eminently feminine look, or try rugby stripes or solids (without flower) for a great-looking but entirely unisex and utilitarian tote.

    Felted bags are well-suited as lunch totes because they are naturally insulated, don't lose their shape or their immense carrying capabilities when wet, and withstand even harsh treatment, all the while looking fantastic.

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Finished Dimensions

6" (15cm) wide across front/back at bag top
6.75" (17cm) wide across front/back at bag bottom
5" (12.5cm) tall from bottom to frame

Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid Easy: Requires knowledge of knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round on circular needles, working 3-needle bind off.

Cactus Flowers
Intrepid Intermediate: Requires knowledge of knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing, picking up sts, working in the round on double-pointed needles, and some simple hand-sewing and wiring.



Pre-felted gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rounds = 4" (10cm) in St st with a single strand of worsted weight yarn.
Non-felted gauge: 19 - 20 stitches and 40 rounds = 4" (10cm) in St st with a single strand of worsted weight yarn.


24 stitches and 32 rounds = 4" (10cm) in St st with a single strand of worsted weight yarn.


Yarn Requirements

Felt bag: 263 yds (240m)
Unfelted bag: 168 yds (154m)
Flowers: 20 yds (18m)

Needles and Other Requirement

  • Size 8 (5mm) 24" (60cm) circular needle for felted bag Size 6 (4mm) 24" (60cm) circular needle for unfelted bag
  • Size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5) for flowersTapestry needle
  • Sewing needle
  • Nylon beading thread
  • Locking stitch markers to mark beginning of round and as stitch holders for flowers
  • Elegant Snap Frame
  • Sparkle Rivets to decorate the front face of the bag and flower centers
  • Sharp, large-eyed darning needle
  • 28 gauge beading or brass wire
  • 27" classic purse chain

Pictured Samples

The Felted bag was made with Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool in Christmas Red. The felted beaded bag was made in Tilli Tomas Flurries in Chocolate Cherry. The Unembellished Silk bag is in ArtYarns Silk Pearl in Pale Yellow and the embellished silk bag is in ArtYarns Beaded Pearl & Sequins and Silk Pearl, both in Pale Yellow. Pictured flowers are made with ArtYarns Beaded Pearl & Sequins.

Let us put a custom hardware kit together for you. Contact us for details and pricing.


First Edition

Felted Bags:
Rounds 2 - 48: Knit. Proceed to Round 49 below.

Silk Bags:
Knit until the piece measures 5" (12.7cm) or desired length. Then go to Round 49 below. NOTE: Those
choosing to work more than 5" (12.7cm) should expect to use greater yardage then the pattern predicts. Please purchase enough yarn.

Round 49 is correct as written.
Round 50 (not 67) . . . is correct as written.

Second Edition

The correct yardage for the wool bags is 263 yards (240 meters). The 2 and 4 were transposed. As always, individual amount may differ based on personal gauge and the yarn being used.