#152 New York Bag by Nora J. Bellows
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#152 New York Bag

October 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1000 - 1250 yards (914 - 1143 m)
short flap and long flap
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New York Bags (No. 152)

Pattern Difficulty

Requires knowledge of knitting, purling, picking up stitches within the knitted fabric, decreasing, and knitting in the round.


Pre-felted gauge: 13 stitches and 16 rounds = 4” (10cm) in stockinette st with larger needles and yarn doubled.
Felted/non-felted gauge: 16 stitches and 24 - 32 rounds = 4” (10cm)..


Yarn Requirements

Bag with Short Flap: 1000 yds (914m)
Bag with Long Flap: 1250 yds (1143m)

Needles and Other Materials

Size 11 (8mm) 24” (60cm) circular needle
Size 10 (6mm) needles (to work narrow closure tab)
4 stitch markers
1 Noni Amazing Snap for flap or narrow closure tab
6 Noni Amazing Bag Feet or Disc Prong Application Feet
1 Noni Metal Label + 4 2mm seed beads
2 Noni Handle Brackets to attach handle to bag
6 Noni Rivet-in Magnetic Snaps to attach flap end to bag
1 sheet of Noni stiffener for the bag bottom
4 5/16’’ rivets + washers to attach closure tab 13 5/16” rivets + washers to attach short flap
1 JUL Prague 30” handle (hr-34)
Tapestry needle, sewing needle, & nylon beading thread Rivet-setter, anvil, & rubber mallet (to set rivets and snaps)

Yarn Options

The cover sample with short flap was made in Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool (worsted weight; 100% merino wool; 250 yds 229m per 3 1/2 oz 100g skein) in Garnet. The sample with the long flap was made with Shepherd’s Wool in Red.