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# 165 Dinner Party Backstage (formerly On The Road)

Nora J. Bellows' Ravelry Store
Knitting
August 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in st st
US 11 - 8.0 mm
650 - 2100 yards (594 - 1920 m)
s, m, l
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Project Difficulty Level
Intrepid Easy: Requires knowledge of knitting, purling, picking up stitches within the knitted fabric, decreasing, knitting in the round, hand-sewing and riveting are required for the finishing process

Pattern Notes
Work each felted bag with two strands of worsted weight, feltable yarn.
The numbers for the small bag appear first with the large bag numbers following in parentheses.

Abbreviations
CO Cast on
BO Bind off
k Knit
k2tog Knit two stitches together
p Purl
p2tog Purl 2 stitches together
pm/sm Place marker/slip marker
pu Pick up (and knit)
RS Right/”public” side
ssk Slip slip knit decrease
ssp Slip next 2 stitches knitwise, pass back to the left-hand needle, then p2 together through the back loops
st/sts Stitch/stitches
St st Stockinette stitch
WS Wrong/”inside” side

Pre-Felted Gauge
12 sts and 16 rounds/rows over 4” (10cm) using a double-strand and size 11 (8mm) needle or needle size to obtain gauge.

Felted Gauge
Approximately 16 sts and 24 rounds = 4” (10cm). Check your pre-felted and felted gauges by swatching and felting an 8 x 8” (20 x 20cm) swatch first. Size variation occurs if gauge differs due to different needle size, yarn type, or fiber content.

Approximate Finished Dimensions
Small Bag 6” (15cm) square bottom x 8” (20cm) tall to handle, 6” (15cm) wide opening.
Medium Bag 10” (25cm) square bottom x 12” (30cm) tall to handle, 10” (25cm) wide opening.
Large Bag 14” (35cm) square bottom x 16” (40cm) tall to handle, 14” (35cm) opening.

Yarn Requirements
Small Medium, Large Bags: 650 yds (595m) 1320 yds (1210m), 2100 yds (1919m)

Needles & Other Materials
* Size 11 (8mm) 24” (60cm) circular
needle for small and medium sized
bags; longer circular for largest bag
may be desired
* 4 stitch markers, 1 of
a different color
* 4 No. 8 seed beads
to attach Noni Label Tapestry needle,
sewing needle, nylon beading thread,
sewing pins
* 1 Noni On The Road Bag Kit
(165-KT-HP): 1 Custom YKK zipper + 2
bottom stops, 1 Noni Metal Label, 20
Cabuchon rivets, 1 Noni Amazing
Magnetic Snap,1 JUL Lisbon 26” (65cm)
handle (hfs2-26)
NOTE: Additional Cabuchon rivets were used for the
largest bag.
* Quick, clear-drying glue for attaching Cabuchon rivets