I've been told perfection is boring. Well, I'm certainly not boring (just ask my friends) and I'm definitely not perfect (just ask my kids)! Because of this I have a standing policy of rewarding people who nicely bring an error to my attention with a free single pattern download from my Ravelry pattern store.

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Janet Leigh

Skill level: Experienced

Suggested Needle(s):

Sizes Offered: One size written.  Use of different needles and yarn weights can give wide range of sizes.  

Yarn Weight: Fingering to worsted.


Yardage Required: 500 to 900 yards.

Techniques Used:Familiarity with lace (2-sides), and patience with detailed instructions is required.

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My grandmother is a class act: beautiful, resourceful, practical, glamorous, and resilient. As a war bride, she followed her new husband across the country and then worked in a factory making B-29 wheels while he served in the Pacific theater. As a young mother, she worked hard to support her family in an era where that “simply was not done”. As a successful business woman, she earned many awards and traveled the world. As a grandmother, she taught her granddaughters her deeply held philosophy of life: live fully, even when it’s not easy; and, keep on living even when the odds are against you.

Like its namesake the Janet tote is feminine, beautiful, stylish and far tougher than you’d ever expect. Made of linen or silk it will wear forever while keeping its stunning good looks. The bag can be dressed up or down depending on your choice of yarn and fabric for the optional lining. Janet can be made in 4 different sizes with three different handle styles and is the perfect, classic accessory for a long and happy life. Directions are provided for fabric lining.