#157 Lipstick & Change by Nora J. Bellows
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#157 Lipstick & Change

Knitting
October 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
70 - 110 yards (64 - 101 m)
small, medium, and large
This pattern is available for $8.50 USD
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Hardware kit available at: http://store.nonipatterns.com/products/Lipstick-and-Chang...

I remember one of the first purses I ever owned: a gift for my birthday, it was soft to the touch and tiny. Perfect for treasured things when I was a little girl and then for grown-up girl things, like lipstick … and change. It carried these essentials until its sweet little kiss lock would no longer kiss.

Lipstick and Change is my effort to recapture that beloved first purse. My update is colorful, playful, and has 3 size options (who doesn’t love options?).

The tiniest size is perfect for when you can leave the house with just about nothing except a car key, lipstick, and a few crisp bills.

The medium size is ideal for the after party where smart phones are just not cool. And the celeb who spots your bag will probably ask you where you got it.

The largest size is large enough for an I-phone and everything you really need. You really can’t make just one.

Pattern Difficulty

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

Gauge

Pre-felted gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rounds = 4” (10cm) in St st with a double-strand of worsted weight yarn.
Finished Dimensions

Small Lipstick

4” (10cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
3.5” (9cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
2” (5cm) deep
4” (10cm) tall from bottom to frame

Medium Lipstick

4” (10cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
3.5” (9cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
2” (5cm) deep
5” (12.5cm) tall from bottom to frame

Large Lipstick

4” (10cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
3.5” (9cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
2” (5cm) deep
6” (15cm) tall from bottom to frame

Materials

A Lipstick and Change Hardware Kit is available for your convenience:http://store.nonipatterns.com/products/Lipsti...

It contains:

3.5” (9cm) classic purse frame
10” (25cm) classic purse chain
4 Noni 12mm bag feet
5 x 5 in sheet of stiffener

NOTE: the pattern, yarn, beads, and thread are not included in the kit so that you may choose the format and colors you prefer.

Yarn Requirements

Small Lipstick: 75 yds (69m)
Medium Lipstick: 95 yds (90m)
Large Lipstick:110 yds (100m)

Needles and Other Materials

Size 8 (5mm) 16 (4cm) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Sharp sewing needle
Large-eyed darning needle
Stitch marker to mark round
Large-mouth hole punch to punch stiffener
Awl or size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needle
Locktite Superglue Extra Time Control clear-drying glue to glue bag into frame

Cover Samples

All pictured samples were made in Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool. Samples were made in Orange, Antique Rose, Hot Pink, Christmas Red, Turquoise, Yellow and Lime.