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#115 Hydrangea Bags

Knitting
January 2007
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1320 yards (1207 m)
6.6 inches wide x 20 inch circumference
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4 bag variations and flower instructions are included.

2 hanks (440 yards) are needed for the bag. 1 hank each of 4 colors needed for flowers.

Pattern Difficulty Level: Intrepid beginner to intermediate to advanced. Requires knowledge of knitting and purling, picking up stitches, and knitting in the round on both circular and double-points.

Notions: US#11 (8mm) 24” circular needles, double point needles and a tapestry needle. US#7 (4.5mm) straight needles. Nylon beading thread.

Recommended hardware: 7” large-toothed zipper, 2 bamboo handles

These bags were inspired by the magnificent floral displays the hydrangea presents each year. They are so beautiful that you will want to put on a pretty frock and go straight away to a garden party to drink tea, eat small sandwiches, and, perhaps, have a mint julep.

Like the hydrangeas we find in the garden, these bags are covered with a profusion of four-petal flowers. One of the things that make hydrangeas so beautiful is the way their petals change color as they are touched by the sun: a pale creamy petal turns pale blue and then dark blue as the days go by. I sought, with each of the four colorways found in this pattern, to represent the variation in petal color and size we find in our gardens.

Pattern Difficulty Level: Intrepid beginner to intermediate to advanced. Requires knowledge of knitting and purling, picking up stitches, and knitting in the round on both circular and double-points.

7 in (17.5 cm) large-toothed, custom color zipper in matching blue, purple, pink and cream.
Two 6.25 - 6.5 in painted blue bamboo, clear blue curly, purple sparkle bamboo, pink bamboo curly, or natural bamboo handles (pictured).