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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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  • Simple Elegance Frame in Three Finishes

    Elegant Snap Frame


    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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  • Shepherd's Wool yarn in select colors

    Shepherds Wool Worsted



    Shepherd's Wool by Stonehedge Fiber Mill is a 3-ply worsted weight yarn made and milled in Michigan by a family-owned and run company. The yarn is fabulously soft, made from fine Merino top. There are 17 saturated solids from which the 38 heathers and 4 marls are created for a complete palette of 59 delicious colors. And Noni keeps every single color in stock so you can make Noni your source for Shepherd's Wool.

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  • W Bag Hardware Kit

    Empire Frame With Feet Hardware Kit

    (FEF-KT-H-Antique Silver)

    Sold Out

    This purse kit is only available in a beautiful antique silver that augments the elegance and classic lines of the frame and its handle. The top snap closure is decorated with hand-set crystals. Use this hardware package to finish both the W Bag (#155) and Grace Kelly's Overnight Bag (#170)

    This lovely kit includes the following:

    • Empire Frame in Antique Silver
    • Matching 27" (67.5cm) Empire detachable purse chain in Antique Silver
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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