Files are persisted to workspace, but then not restored

One job does:

- persist_to_workspace:
    root: .
    paths:
      - '*'

With “Persisting to workspace” output:

Creating workspace archive…

Uploading workspace archive…
Total size uploaded: 62 MiB
Workspace archive uploaded successfully.

A later job does:

- attach_workspace: { at: . }
- run:
   name: "Foo"
   command: "something_to_generate_a_dist_folder"
- persist_to_workspace:
    root: .
    paths:
      - dist

With “Persisting to workspace” output:

Creating workspace archive…

Uploading workspace archive…
Total size uploaded: 2.6 MiB
Workspace archive uploaded successfully.

A later job does:

- attach_workspace: { at: . }

with “Attaching workspace” output

Downloading workspace layers
workflows/workspaces/6963932b-…/0/b9b35173-…/0/108.tar.gz - 65 MB
Total size downloaded: 62 MiB
Applying workspace layers
b9b35173-ae18-4ac3-986b-e47bfbeed5ea
935315fa-ab7c-4b2c-aa21-842b4ac3ecdb - persisted no files

It tries to access “dist”, but there’s no such folder. Why?