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Miss Bennet's Beaded Bag

Knitting
October 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
496 yards (454 m)
one

A vintage dressing gown embellished with cascading apples inspired the descending snowflake lace on this beaded bag. Velvet ribbon used as handles adds a feminine, traditional touch, and can easily be replaced with circular or D-shaped handles for a modern twist. It is reminiscent of a draw-string reticule, yet slightly larger than the handbags generally used by Jane’s contemporaries. This would be the perfect evening bag for carrying a small notebook or novel, should the evening’s formal company grow tiresome or dull. It would also make a great project bag for the modern knitter at home or abroad.

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