#159 Ridge Bag by Nora J. Bellows
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#159 Ridge Bag

October 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1250 - 1750 yards (1143 - 1600 m)
Two sizes
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Ridge (No. 159)

Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid Easy: Requires knowledge of knitting, purling, picking up stitches within the knitted fabric, decreasing, knitting in the round, hand-sewing and riveting are required for the finishing process.


Pre-Felted: 12 sts and 16 rounds/rows over 4” (10cm) using a size 11 (8mm) needle or needle size to obtain gauge.

Felted Gauge: Approximately 16 sts and 24 rounds = 4” (10cm).


Yarn Requirements

Small Bag: 1250 yds (1143 m)
Large Bag: 1750 yds (1599 m)

Work each felted bag with two strands of worsted weight, feltable yarn.

Needles and Other Materials

Size 11 (8mm) 24” (60cm) circular needle for bag
Size 10 (6mm) needle for turnlock flap
4 stitch markers, 1 of a different color
4 No. 8 seed beads to attach Noni Label
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Nylon beading thread
Sewing pins
Paper hole punch to punch stiffener

1 Noni Ridge Bag Kit (158-KT):

Eclair Turnlock
Custom YKK zipper + 2 bottom stops
6 24mm Noni Big bag feet
1 Noni Metal Label
Stiffener for the bag bottom
20 nickel rivets
1 JUL Madrid 18” (46cm) handle (hr-33-1n)

1 Special Noni rivet setter kit (SrsKit: includes rivet-setter, concave anvil, & rubber mallet (to set rivets and rivet-snaps)

Yarn Options

The small cover sample was made in Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool (worsted weight; 100% merino wool; 250 yds 229m per 4 oz 110g skein) in Plum. The large sample was made with Shepherd’s Wool in Midnight Lake.