Anyhoo, I counted both 6 and 7 stitches on various handles so I can say the woman is not correct. To be honest, I really think it just depends on the craftperson making the bag on a particular day. Sometimes stitches can be smaller or larger; it is not an absolute as long as the quality of the bag is assured. This is my question to Hermes. Is it supposed to be 6 or 7 stitches?*Don't forget to enter $55 CSN store gift card giveaway on the side bar.