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Dumpling Bags

Apr 30, 2009
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Designer Sharon Dreifuss
Finished Size Before felting: 11" wide and 13" high, not including strap. After felting: 9" wide and 8½" high, not including strap.
Yarn Cascade Pastaza (50% llama, 50% wool; 132 yd [121 m]/100 g): #048 raisin (MC) (alternate bag shown in #303 flesh), 2 skeins; #043 mocha, about 6 yd (5.5 m); #062 redwood, about 2 yd (1.8 m).
Needles Size 13 (9 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; one 9⁄16" round magnetic snap; 4" of grosgrain ribbon (for snap backing); sewing needle and thread; two 3 cm Lucite rings (available at most bead shops).
Gauge 11 sts and 14 rnds = 4" in St st in the rnd with yarn doubled, before felting.

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on Mar 15, 2010 9:25 AM

this little purse is really cute! I made one for my little cousin in off-white with bright pink embroidery (like the one in the mag.,) and she LOVED it. Very unique! I'm so happy I bought the IK issue this pattern was featured in.