#146 The Cinch by Nora J. Bellows
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#146 The Cinch

August 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (pre-felted gauge)
US 11 - 8.0 mm
Small, Medium, and Large
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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.

Pattern Difficulty

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)
All Bags

Size 11 (8mm) 24” (60cm) circular needles
Size 11 (8mm) double-pointed needle (set)
Tapestry needle, sewing needle, and like-color sewing thread
Stitch markers
16 nickel rivets
1 Noni metal label in white bronze

Fiber Options

Bags were made with Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool. Small bag in Beaches, medium bag in Milk Chocolate, large bag in Black.