This is the pattern many of you have been waiting for: you have seen this bag as the background for the unfurling rose. Now you can make the whole bag as the lovely canvas for all those unfurling roses you have been making. Or decorate it with a profusion of peonies, a cache of camellias, a splendor of spider chrysanthemums, or all three together.
Both of the bags in this pattern are larger bags that can be made as shoulder bags or handbags, though they are pictured here as handbags.
While the pattern on these bags may look difficult, it is not difficult to knit. Beginning to experienced knitters are invited to try this bag. The trickiest part is keeping your tension a bit on the loose side so the finished felted fabric is nice and smooth. For beginners who are a little shy of color work, you may want to work the bag in a single color for a wonderful texture without worries about tension.
NOTE: This pattern does not contain instructions for any flower embellishment.