#154 Anouk & Vianne by Nora J. Bellows

#154 Anouk & Vianne

May 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 11 - 8.0 mm
500 - 1500 yards (457 - 1372 m)
small (Annouk) and large (Vianne)
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Mythical chocolatier Vianne Rocher and her daughter Anouk were weavers of magic, capable of transforming simple, every-day ingredients into mouth-watering works of art. Ginger, salt, cinnamon, gold … elements previously disparate surprise and delight the senses. These bags, like the chocolate confections of Vianne, are more than the sum of their parts, more than simple chocolate, simple bags: Anouk is small and playful, teaming with vibrant energy; Vianne is more refined and formal. You admire her across the room though she has said nothing. She is captivating. Both move with ease through cities, gardens mysterious with fog, windswept landscapes.

Pattern Difficulty Level
Intrepid Easy: Requires knowledge of knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing, knitting in the round on circular needles, and some hand-sewing during the finishing process.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
BO Bind off
CO Cast on
K Knit
k2tog Knit two stitches together
P Purl
pm Place marker
RS Right/knit side
sm Slip marker
ssk Slip slip knit decrease
st/sts Stitch/stitches
St st Stockinette stitch
WS Wrong/purl side

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

Unfelted Gauge
12 sts and 16 rounds over 4” (10cm). There will be variation in finished size if gauge differs due to different needle size and yarn brand.

Anouk & Vianne
Yarn Requirements
Anouk (small) Bag
500 yds (457m) of worsted weight yarn in bright or light orange
Vianne (large) Bag
1500 yds (914m) of worsted weight yarn in bright or medium pink

Needles & Other Materials
Both Bags

Size 11 (8mm) 24” (60cm) circular needle
Tapestry & sewing needles
Sewing or nylon beading thread
Stitch markers
1 Noni metal label + 6 small seed beads to attach
1 Noni Amazing Snap (magnetic)
1 sheet extra large Noni bag stiffener
Anouk Bag Only
1 Noni 6” (15cm) snap purse frame (fa6) in nickel or bronze
1 Noni clip-on 27” (68cm) purse chain (ch-27)
6 Noni “Big” (24mm) bag feet (bbf-24)
Vianne Bag Only
1 Noni 10” (25cm) snap purse frame (fa10)
6 Noni “Big” (24mm) bag feet
Approximate Finished Dimensions
Anouk Bag

8.5” (21.25cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
5.5” (13.75cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
4” (10cm) deep
7” (17.5cm) tall from bottom to frame rod
Vianne Bag
14” (15cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
9.75” (24.25cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
6” (15cm) deep
14.5” (36.25cm) tall from bottom to frame rod

Yarn Options
Each of the bags pictured was produced using Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool. Anouk is pictured in Orange. Vianne is pictured in Hot Pink.

Yarn Recommendations
Alpaca with a Twist Baby Twist (double-knitting weight; 100% alpaca; 110 yds 100m per 1 3/4 oz 50g ball)
Plymouth Galway Worsted or Highland Heather (worsted weight; 100% wool; 210 yds 192m per 3 1/2 oz 100g ball)
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool (worsted weight; 100% merino wool; 250 yds 229m per 3 1/2 oz 100g skein)
Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted (worsted weight; 100% wool; 220 yds 201m per 3 1/2 oz 100g skein)