Updated: August 10, 2018
When I saw these charming Jonathon-Adler needlepointed flasks in the December 2011 Allure, I know I had to use the pattern as the basis of Bargello. Not only do I love the colors and its masculine feel, but I can’t afford the $98 price tag.
So bargello it is, and I’ve put the pattern below (click picture for full-size chart).
On to the colors. Depending on how you’ll be finishing it, go for a single type of thread in these colors: grey, brown, navy, light blue, white, aqua, olive, and yellow. If you like the rose one better, get rid of grey, aqua, and olive, and add taupe, light pink, pink, hot pink, and red. Follow the sequence of colors in the original.
I’m planning mine from wool and putting it into my new Lee’s tote. And, of course, I’m using the pink version using threads from my stash including High Cotton, Vineyard Merino, and three kinds of Ty-Di threads. All of these should wear well. I stitched it up and put it into my Lee Needle Arts tote that has a removable area for needlepoint.