#146 The Cinch
The Cinch (No. 146)
These fashionable, up-to-date bags are certain to catch the attention of all bag afficionados: you’re sure to be asked where you bought yours. In three sizes, the Cinch has a right bag for everybody. Easy to knit, felt, and finish (try riveting for faster, more secure handle application), it’s the perfect marriage of aesthetics and functionality.
As with all Noni Bags, you can make felted or unfelted.
Intrepid beginner: requires knowledge of knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, working in the round on circular needles, and some simple hand-sewing.
Pre-felted gauge: 12 stitches and 16 rounds = 4” (10cm) using a double-strand of worsted weight yarn.
Felted gauge: 16 stitches and 24 rounds = 4” (10cm).
Small Cinch Only
Approximately 750 yards (685m) worsted weight, feltable yarn
4 JUL Colors bag feet in glossy terra cotta
1 Earth Explorer hinged leather handle (with extra ring) in claret red (H9-3R)
Medium Cinch Only
Approximately 1235 yards (1129m) worsted weight, feltable yarn 1 Earth Explorer hinged leather handle (with extra ring) in brown (H9-2R)
4 JUL Half-round bag feet in nickel (BF9-NP)
Large Cinch Only
Approximately 2100 yards (1920m) worsted weight, feltable yarn
1 Big Sky Explorer leather chain handle with extra 3” (7.5cm) ring in black (H8L-1R)
6 JUL Half-round bag feet in nickel (BF9-NP)
Size 11 (8mm) 24” (60cm) circular needles
Size 11 (8mm) double-pointed needle (set)
Tapestry needle, sewing needle, and like-color sewing thread
16 nickel rivets
1 Noni metal label in white bronze
Bags were made with Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool. Small bag in Beaches, medium bag in Milk Chocolate, large bag in Black.