Solicitude

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This little heirloom bag was inspired by purses from the Regency era that were ornamented with glass beads.  They were full of color and dainty floral motifs. At the time, flowers conveyed meaning, and thoughtfulness was
attributed to the pansy.

SIZE

About 16” around and 11” tall.

MATERIALS

YARN Knit Picks Palette (100%
Peruvian Highland wool; 231 yd [211
m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): 1 skein each of the
following 6 colors: #23730 cream
(MC), #24006 verdant heather (olive,
CC1), #24241 camel heather (tan,
CC2), #24013 clematis heather (purple,
CC3), #26054 shoal (dark green, CC4),
#24250 semolina (yellow, CC5). Yarn
distributed by Crafts Americana.

NEEDLES Sides and bottom—size 2
(2.75 mm): 16” circular (cir) and set of 5
double-pointed (dpn). Top—size 1 (2.25
mm) set of 5 dpn.

NOTIONS Markers (m); tapestry
needle; optional lining fabric about
16½” by 12” (42 by 30.5 cm); sharppoint
sewing needle and matching
thread for optional lining.

GAUGE

36 sts and 30 rows = 4” in St
st colorwork patt from chart on larger
needles.

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