#153 Ella's Going Out Bag by Nora J. Bellows

#153 Ella's Going Out Bag

May 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
620 - 750 yards (567 - 686 m)
1 size
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Ella’s Going Out Bag! The perfect companion bag for the popular Ella Coat
Ella wears clothes with no pockets to weigh her down and the Going Out Bag has the same sort of mentality. She loves to dance. She is all ruffles and flourishes. In white, she could get married or lead the attendants to their places. In bright mossy green she’d draw every eye on the streets of New York. In mint with blushing petals, she looks good enough to nibble. In Lilac with Mermaid beaded edges, she is sweet as Spring flowers. She is, in short, delicious. Nevertheless, she is flexible and can go anywhere, from gay frolick through the botanical garden, to the garden party, to the cinema. She is even the best friend of girly little girls. Take her out. She loves an adventure …

Pattern Difficulty Level
Intrepid Easy/Intermediate: Requires knowledge of knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches within fabric, some hand-sewing to attach the bag to the snap purse frame.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
k Knit
k2tog Knit two stitches together
kfb Knit in the front and back of stitch
L1-L Left slanting lifted increase: knit the left side of the stitch below the stitch just worked
L1-R Right slanting lifted increase: knit the right side of the stitch below the stitch about to be worked
M1-R Make 1 increase, right slanting
M1-L Make 1 increase, left slanting
p Purl
p2tog Purl 2 stitches together
sm Slip marker
RS/WS Right or knit side/wrong or purl side
ssk Slip slip knit decrease
ssp Slip slip purl decrease
st/sts Stitch/stitches

Approximate Finished Dimensions
NOTE: All finished sizes are approximate. Finished sizes may vary with fiber choice, needle size, working gauge, and the agitation of your washer and time felting.
Height: 8” (20cm) tall
Width: 6.75” (17cm) at top
Bottom: 3” (7.5cm) deep and 7” (17.5cm) wide

Pre-felted Gauge
22 sts and 26 rounds = 4” (10cm) on size 8 needles or needle size to obtain gauge

Yarn Requirements
Solid Bag: 750 yds (685m) of feltable, worsted weight yarn in creamy white, moss green, or desired color
Solid Bag with Beaded Ruffle Edge: 550 yds (503m) of solid color and 70 yds (64m) of feltable beaded yarn

Needles & Other Materials
Size 8 (5mm) 24” (60cm) circular needle
Stitch markers
Noni 6.8” purse frame (snf6.8)
Noni 27” detachable purse chain
1 sheet Noni “stiffener” to structure purse bottom
6 Noni BIG 24mm purse feet
Metal Noni Label + 4 2mm seed beads
Tapestry & sewing needles
Sewing or nylon-beading thread