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Three Nights in a Row

Difficulty: Easy

My inspiration for these three little treats were small beaded bags I have in my antique bag collection. The beaded bags are from the 30s and 40s, and, for me, conjure images of young women in dazzling dresses dashing from one social event to the next . . . sometimes for three nights in a row.

These bags are small enough, and easy enough to make, that you can knit them up quickly with just a skein or two of yarn. Perfect for holiday parties, a weekend getaway, date night, or for brides and bridal party. Even if your social schedule is not as busy as the heroines who were my muses, these bags are delightful to carry yourself or to make as gifts for dear friends, loved family members, or little girls in your life.

Leave unembellished and remove the Elegant Frame handle for a lovely accessory bag or simple purse for a night out. Put the handle back on and decorate with finish-matching cabochon rivets that conjures images of those beaded purses that inspired me. Wear as a shoulder bag and decorate with a veritable garden of knitted flowers plucked from Noni Flowers. Share your creative innovations with us!

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

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Finished Dimensions

Thursday Night (Ruby Wine with Roses)

6 3/4" (17cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
6" (15cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
7" (17.5cm) tall

Friday Night (Baby Pink with Roses & Stephanotis)

6 3/4" (17cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
6" (15cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
4" (10cm) tall

Saturday Night (Raspberry with Tassel)

6 3/4" (17cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
6" (15cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
12" (30cm) tall

Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid Easy: Requires knowledge of casting on, knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing, knitting in the round on circular needles and double-pointed needles, and some hand-sewing during the finishing process.



Pre-felted gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rounds= 4" (10cm) in St st with a single-strand of worsted weight yarn.



Yarn Requirements:

Thursday Night

200 yds (183m)

Friday Night

110 yds (100m)

Saturday Night

180 yds (164m)

Bouquet of Stephanotis

75 - 250 yds (68.5-228.6m) Sage
75 - 250 yds (68.5-228.6m)White
75 - 250 yds (68.5-228.6m) Baby Pink

Bouquet of Rose Blossoms

75- 250 yds (68.5-228.6m) Red or Christmas Red

Needles and Other Materials

Size 8 (5mm) 16" (40cm) circular needle
Size 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles (set) to work Saturday Night
Size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5) to work flowers
Locking stitch markers (used as holders for flowers)
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Seed Beads and Nylon thread
Elegant Snap Frame


Pictured Samples

The bags pictured were created using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool and Tilli Tomas Flurries.  Thursday Night pictured in Ruby Wine Flurries with Ruby Wine roses across the top. Saturday Night pictured in Raspberry Flurries with a purchased tassel to decorate the bottom. Diminutive Friday Night pictured in Shepherd's Wool in Baby Pink with Flurries Stephanotis. The Stephanotis stems are Moss with Natural flowers. The rosettes are made in Hope.

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