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W Bag Pattern

An Elegant Bag in Two Sizes

Difficulty: Easy

Who is W? Winsome. Wise. Worldly. We don't know her name, which makes her decidedly mysterious. Or perhaps insecure? No, impossible, with such a lovely frame.

She's the perfect size to keep a big secret (or two little ones). Somehow she crosses the boundaries of class distinctions and attracts attention of the highest sort. At home in a Monte Carlo casino or an English manse, she is just as likely to be found at a bonfire or strolling the beach. What is her secret? She won't tell.

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

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Finished Dimensions

Small W

7 1/2" (19cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
6 1/2" (16.25cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
3" (7.5cm) deep
7 1/4" (18cm) tall from bottom to frame

Large W

8" (20cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
6 1/2" (24.25cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
3" (7.5cm) deep
8 1/4" (20.5cm) tall from bottom to frame

Pattern Difficulty

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


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
'A Noni Design' label
Stiffener for the bag bottom
Silver-lined clear beads and white beading thread

Yarn Requirements

Small W: 160 yds (146 m)  
Large W: Large W: 190 yds (174 m)

Needles and Other Materials

Size 8 (5mm) 24" (60cm) circular needle
Tapestry & sewing needles
Stitch markers
Fabric glue (clear drying)

Pictured Samples 

Both of the bags pictured were created using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool. Small W is pictured in Pewter. Large W is pictured in Granite.

No errors have been reported for this pattern