#155 W by Nora J. Bellows

#155 W

July 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in pre-felted Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 190 yards (146 - 174 m)
2 sizes
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Who is W?

Winsome. Wise. Worldly. We don’t know her name, which makes her decidedly mysterious. Or perhaps insecure? No, impossible, with such a lovely frame.

She’s the perfect size to keep a big secret, (or two little ones). Somehow she crosses the boundaries of class distinctions and attracts attention of the highest sort. At home in the casinos of Monte Carlo, or in an English manse, she is just as likely to be found at a bonfire or on a stroll along the shoreline.

What is her secret? She won’t tell.

Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid Easy: Requires knowledge of casting on, knitting and purling, picking up stitches in knitted fabric, increasing and decreasing, knitting in the round on circular needles, and some hand-sewing during the finishing process.


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


Yarn Requirements

Small W: 160 yds (146m) light grey
Large W: Large W: 190

Needles and Other Materials

Size 8 (5mm) 24” (60cm) circular needle
Tapestry & sewing needles
Stitch markers
Fabric glue (clear drying)

1 Noni W Bag hardware kit (HK-156):

Empire frame
Empire chain
6 24mm Empire bag feet
Noni label
Beading thread
Seed beads
Noni organza project bag

Yarn Options

Each of the bags pictured was created using Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool. Small W is pictured in Pewter. Large W is pictured in Granite.