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Arwen's Butterfly Handbag


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This beaded handbag was inspired by Arwen's butterfly headpiece and her green coronation dress as portrayed in the Lord of the Rings series. The butterfly motif, which is beaded and hand-stitched, transforms this easy bag into a stunning accessory. Full color pictures and a beading diagram will guide you through each step. The techniques in the pattern include I-cord, picot edging, and sewn on beads. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Increase Decrease Attaching Beads GAUGE 21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The handbag measures 8" tall x 21" around. Different sizes can be achieved using different needle sizes and different yarn weight. SUGGESTED YARN 210 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Galway Highland Heather COLORWAY Yellow Green

Recommended with this pattern

  • US 7 (4.5mm) needles
  • Narrow sewing needle
  • Plastic Canvas silver metallic yarn

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Saenz Designs
Saenz Designs
Maggie is intrigued by all things colorful, cabled and unusual. Also a huge fan of JRR Tolkien and his writings, including the Lord of the Rings, she uses his work as inspiration for her knitting designs. She loves Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, costume dramas, and can often be found creating & wearing period outfits or making lemon meringue pies.