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Party Glasses

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Difficulty: Easy

I have recently started to wear glasses . . . I can't read much of anything without them. This is a problem when I go out to dinner and want to carry a small bag rather than a large one. There is just no space for my glasses . . . so I designed this little felted handbag that converts to a clutch of shoulder bag. It's a quick knit, adorable, perfect to make as a gift or for yourself, and economical: it is the perfect marriage of aesthetics and practicality. 

Best of all: now I don't have to beg other people to read me the menu when we go out to dinner.

This little purse is the perfect dinner companion.

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  • Large in Gunmetal; Small in Antique Brass

    Party Glasses Hardware Only Kit

    (180-KT-HO-)

    Metal Finishes:

    The Party Glasses Hardware Only Kit includes everything you need to make either the small or large bag. The convertible frame allows you to carry it as a clutch or handbag. The kit comes with a 27" (30.5cm) chain to wear your little purse as a shoulder bag.

    1 Noni hardware kit includes:

    1 Elegant purse frame (with removable handle available in antique brass and gunmetal finishes)
    1 Noni label
    1 27" (30.5cm) Classic Purse Chain in Gunmetal

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  • Simple Elegance Frame in Three Finishes

    Elegant Snap Frame

    (FE-)

    Metal Finishes:

    Available in three popular finishes, this frame is attractive, practical, and versatile with a distinctly vintage appeal. It is an ideal frame for felted, fabric, and leather bags, because it is a sew-in frame with sew holes that are invisible on the outside when the bag is finished.

    Used in many Noni designs, including Three Nights in a Row, Petit Four, Fancy Party, and others, the frame converts from handbag when you squeeze the bottom of the little built-in handle. The handle comes easily out of its attractive housing, making it clutch. The handle loops that swing to the inside, can swing to the outside whenever you want them to. Attach our Classic Purse Chain in your desired length to change the look and wearability of the frame to suit your outfit, mood, and lifestyle: a 10" (25cm) or 12" (30cm) makes a lovely vintage-style bag that can go with you to parties or be given as a gift. The 27" (67.5cm) Classic Chain makes it a shoulder bag. Two 27" chains [54" (135cm)] can be clipped together to make a cross body bag.

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Finished Dimensions

Width at top of flap: 6" (15cm)
Bottom dimensions: 6 - 7.5" (15 -19cm)
Height 3.5 (4 - 4.5)" [9 (10 - 11.25)]cm


Difficulty Level  

Requires knowledge of knitting, purling,decreasing, knitting in the round on circular needles.


Pre-Felted Gauge  

20 sts and 28 rounds = 4" (10cm) in stockinette stitch


Materials

Yarn

Short Party Glasses: 55 yds (50m) worsted weight feltable yarn
Long Party Glasses: 70 yds (65m) worsted weight feltable yarn

Needles and Other Materials

Size 8 (5mm) 16" (40cm) circular needles and 1 size 8 (5mm) dpn for 3-needle BO.
2 stitch markers to mark sides, 1 in a different color to mark round beginning
Sewing needle
Tapestry needle
Optional embellishments: beads, sparkle rivets, silk ribbon, broaches, buttons, or other lovelies

1 Noni hardware kit:
1 Elegant purse frame (with removable handle available in silver, antique brass, and gunmetal finishes)
1 Noni label
1 27" (30.5cm) Classic Purse Chain

To turn your bag into a handbag with a chain handle, purchase separately the 12" (30.5cm) classic purse chains available in nickel and gunmetal finishes a