Spring Beauties are a woodland ephemeral that blooms in the forests of the Mid-Atlantic region where I live. The blossoms dance atop slender stalks: tiny, pale pink flowers, each of its 5 petals painted with darker pin striations scarcely visible to the unassisted eye. I was inspired by these tiny flowers (one of my favorites since I was a girl) to design a small purse that would have their timelessness, femininity, and romance.
Because the bags are quite small, the knitting goes quickly, making them the perfect choice for a gift-knitting project: the romance and delicacy of the flowers make Spring Beauties the obvious choice for a bridal bag, a place to keep and store treasures from that special day.
Kit includes: Enough Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool to complete kit in recommended gauge, frame, 12" rectangular purse chain, seed beads, nylon beading thread & 6 Noni 16mm bag feet.
Skill Level: Easy. Requires knowledge of knitting and purling, knitting in the round on double-pointed and circular needles, some hand-sewing.
Pre-Felted Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rounds = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch
You will also need:
Size 8 circular 16" needle
Size 6 double-pointed needles (set) for flowers. Use smaller needles for smaller flowers.