July 20, 2008

Felted Beaded Eyeglass Pouch and
Little Evening Bag Knitting Pattern!

Just in time for summer vacation knitting, here are patterns for small projects to take with you on the road.

Each uses just one skein of Rowan's Tapestry yarn and size #5 beads. The subtle color changes are fun to watch unfold and the beads add that special bit of pizazz. (But you can substitute lighter weight worsted wool yarn, like Brown Sheep's Nature Spun and Paton's Classic Wool and use of leftovers and single balls from your stash!)

The eyeglass case is presented in three sizes (clip-ons/reading glasses, standard and Jackie O.) The Essentials Pouch was designed as a "personal articles" bag for your purse, but was so pretty it morphed into a little evening bag with the addition of a beaded strap.

Start now for holiday gifts, or treat yourself to a little treasure bag of your own.

Scroll down for links to suppliers with beads and purse frames.

11 page booklet, with lots of pictures.

This pattern is available for PDF download. When you click on the button below, you'll be directed to a site where you can pay for the pattern via Paypal or with a credit card. Then you are directed to a page with full instructions for downloading.

Felted Beaded Eyeglass Pouch and Evening Bag Knitting Pattern eBooklet
US $4.00

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This downloadable pattern is for your personal use only. Please do not share or distribute this pattern or file to your friends, family or other knitting colleagues. Preserve the value of your purchase!

You can find 5/0 size beads at these on-line stores:

Click on “seed beads”, and then “#5 triangles”

Click on “Miyuki Delicas, Seed Beads & More” and then #5 triangles.

Click on “seed beads” and then “5/0 seed beads”.

Click on “seed beads” and then “Miyuki beads”, then 5/0 seed beads.

Click on “seed beads” and then “triangles 5/0”

Click on “seed & bugle beads” and then scroll down to "triangles beads”

You can find squeeze flex coin purse frames and 6" hex frames at these on-line stores:

Click on “purse frames”.

Click on “purse frames and hardware”.

Scroll down to see the eyeglass frames at the bottom of the page.

And new as of 8/11:

If you find other sources, please let us know! The coin purse frames can be especially hard to find.


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