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Noni The Bettie Boop $8.50

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Inspired by the beloved, alluringly feminine icon of the 1930's, Noni's The Bettie Boop bag is both flirty and straightforward, delicate yet ever so comfortable.  Just as the original Miss B. practically purred with the romantic gleam of the jazz age and the revolutionary confidence of the Flappers, The Bettie Boop will give you the irresistible urge to flaunt your feminine side while still staying perfectly put together.  Elegant underpinnings, including a clever, fully assembled (USA-made) hex frame and a totally innovative blossom-shaped turn-lock, create the ideal silhouette to show off sculpted blooms and the sparkle of crystals and beads.  Pattern includes instructions for the Sparkle Flowers in 2 sizes.

 Pattern Difficulty Intrepid Beginner to Intermediate: requires knowledge of knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, working in the round on circular needles, simple hand-sewing, finishing techniques such as applying bag feet, bag handles, and closures
Gauge Pre-felted gauge: 12 stitches and 16 rounds = 4" (10cm) using a double-strand of worsted weight yarn.  Felted/non-felted gauge: 16 stitches and 24 rounds = 4" (10cm).
Materials Size 11 (8mm) 24" (60 cm) or 32" (80cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 10 (6 mm) needles for turnlock flap
Size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5) for flowers
1 Noni "Flowers" Turn Lock in nickel (FTL-N)
6 JUL Colors bag feet in glossy black
1 pair of JUL Hong Kong 18" (45cm) Patent Leather handles
Metal Noni label and four 2mm seed beads
Tapestry needle, sewing needle, and like-colored nylon beading thread
Stitch markers, 1 in contrasting color for beginning of round
Extra stiff plastic embroidery canvas to stiffen the bag bottom 1 - 1 1/2 yds (1 - 1.4m) of lining material according to preference

Small Bag Only
For a Solid Colored Bag: Approximately 750 yards (685m) worsted weight, feltable wool yarn in spring green
For a Beaded Bag: Approximately 500 yds (458m) of spring green yarn and 280 yds (256m) of spring green embellished yarn
For Flowers: 65 yds (60m) light green
1 Noni 10" (25cm) custom assembled hex frame (HF-10)
5 7mm and 8 10mm Noni sparkle rivets in green

Medium Bag Only
For Bag: Approximately 1000 yards (916m) worsted weight, feltable wool yarn in black
For Flowers: 45 yds (42m) in light green
1 Noni 12" (30cm) custom assembled hex frame (HF-12)
9 10mm Noni sparkle rivets in black

Large Bag Only
For Bag: Approximately 1250 yards (1143m) worsted weight, feltable wool yarn in light pink
For Flowers: 50 yds (46m) in medium pink and 25 yds (23m) in light pink
1 Noni 14" (35cm) custom assembled hex frame (HF-14)
5 7mm and 10 10mm Noni sparkle rivets in pink

Fiber Options Pictured felted bags were made in Stonehedge Fiber Mill's Shepherd's Wool. The Small Bag was worked in Spring Green held with Tilli Tomas Lime Flurries; Spring Green flowers with green sparkle centers. The Medium Bag is pictured in Black; the flowers were made in Spring Green with black sparkle centers. The Large Bag is pictured in Pink; the flowers were made in Zinnia Pink and Pink with pink sparkle centers.

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