Cranford: A Beaded Bag by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Cranford: A Beaded Bag

April 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round (worked in MC and blocked)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
85 yards (78 m)
one size -- 7-inches high x 11-inches around
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I designed this little bag for a workshop at my LYS. I called it Cranford since I was watching the BBC presentation while knitting it … and it just is as delicate and feminine as that show!

This little beaded bag is a fun knit and a great first knitting project. You have to string the beads before starting, but the Cleo holds up nicely to the size 6/0 seed-beads and the beads look awesome. The pattern is easy to work and the beads are slid into place when needed.

You’ll need 85 size 6/0 seed beads for this design - pre-strung.

Knit in the round, this bag goes to gather quickly and would be stunning for a wedding party (all the bridesmaids could have bags as their remembrance) or as a little bag for the bride (filled with tissues or rose petals/potpurri to exude a lovely fragrance during the ceremony!).

The directions are both chart and written.