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Free Knitting Pattern: Purse

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 60402
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
12 x 16 in. [30.5 x 40.5 cm] not including handles.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-402: Wool-Ease Yarn: Wheat
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Chestnut Heather
Forest Green Heather Paprika Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat Mushroom
White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-402 Wool-Ease Yarn: Wheat
   balls
$ 9.38  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Purchased pair 11½ x 4¼ in. [29 x 11 cm] D-shaped bamboo purse handles
 

Purse

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

16 sts (one pattern repeat) = 4 in. [10 cm]. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

STITCH EXPLANATION

m1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop.

PATTERN STITCH

Diamond Pattern (multiple of 16 + 3)
Row 1 (WS):
K1, p1, *k15, p1; rep from *, end k1.
Row 2:
K2, *m1, p2tog, p11, p2tog-tbl, m1, k1, rep from *, end k1.
Row 3: K1, p2, *k13, p3; rep from *, end k13, p2, k1.
Row 4: K3, *m1, p2tog, p9, p2tog-tbl, m1, k3; rep from *.
Row 5: K1, p3, *k11, p5; rep from *, end k11, p3, k1.
Row 6: K4, *m1, p2tog, p7, p2tog-tbl, m1, k5; rep from *, end m1, p2tog, p7, p2tog-tbl, m1, k4.
Row 7: K1, p4, *k9, p7; rep from *, end k9, p4, k1.
Row 8: K5, *m1, p2tog, p5, p2tog-tbl, m1, k7; rep from *, end m1, p2tog, p5, p2tog-tbl, m1, k5.
Row 9: K1, p5, *k7, p9; rep from *, end k7, p5, k1.
Row 10: K6, *m1, p7 wrapping yarn 3 times for each st, m1, k9; rep from *, end m1, p7 wrapping yarn 3 times for each st, m1, k6.
Row 11: K1, p6, *slip 7 wyif dropping extra wraps, then insert left hand needle back into these 7 sts and p7tog, p11; rep from *, end slip 7 wyif dropping extra wraps, then insert left hand needle back into these 7 sts and p7tog, p6, k1.
Row 12: K1, p6, *m1, k1, m1, p11; rep from *, end m1, k1, m1, p6, k1.
Row 13: K8, *p1, k13; rep from *, end p1, k8.
Row 14: K1, p7, *m1, k1, m1, p13; rep from *, end m1, k1, m1, p7, k1.
Row 15: K8, *p3, k13; rep from *, end p3, k8.
Row 16: K1, p5, *p2tog-tbl, m1, k3, m1, p2tog, p9; rep from *, end p2tog-tbl, m1, k3, m1, p2tog, p5, k1.
Row 17: K7, *p5, k11; rep from *, end p5, k7.
Row 18: K1, p4, *p2tog-tbl, m1, k5, m1, p2tog, p7; rep from *, end p2tog-tbl, m1, k5, m1, p2tog, p4, k1.
Row 19: K6, *p7, k9; rep from *, end p7, k6.
Row 20: K1, p3, *p2tog-tbl, m1, k7, m1, p2tog, p5; rep from *, end p2tog-tbl, m1, k7, m1, p2tog, p3, k1.
Row 21: K5, *p9, k7; rep from *, end p9, k5.
Row 22: K1, p4 wrapping yarn 3 times for each st, *m1, k9, m1, p7 wrapping yarn 3 times for each st; rep from *, end m1, k9, m1, p4 wrapping yarn three times for each st, k1.
Row 23: K1, sl 4 wyif dropping extra wraps, insert left-hand needle into these 4 sts and p4tog, *p11, sl 7 wyif dropping extra wraps, insert left-hand needle into these 7 sts and p7tog; rep from *, end p11, sl 4 wyif dropping extra wraps, insert left-hand needle into these 4 sts and p4tog, k1.
Row 24: K1, *k1, m1, p11, m1; rep from *, end k2.
Row 25: K1, p1, *k13, p1; rep from *, end k1.
Row 26: K1, *k1, m1, p13, m1; rep from *, end k2.
Repeat Rows 3-26 for Diamond Pattern.


BACK
Cast on 67 sts. Work Rows 1-26 of Diamond Pattern. Rep Rows 3-26, placing markers at the beg and end of Row 26. Rep Rows 3-11 of Diamond Pattern - 51 sts.
Shape Top
Row 1 (RS):
Knit.
Row 2: K1, p49, k1.
Row 3: K2, *k3, k2tog; rep from *, end k4 – 42 sts.
Row 4: K1, p40, k1.
Row 5: K10, bind off next 3 sts, k to last 13 sts, bind off next 3 sts, k to end of row – 36 sts.
Working on last 10 sts only, work 7 rows in St st. Bind off. Rejoin yarn and work 7 rows in St st on center 16 sts. Bind off. Rep on remaining 10 sts.

FRONT
Work same as for Back

FINISHING
Sew bottom and side seams of Purse up to the marked row. Fold rows above markers over handles and sew in place.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop tog = together
WS = wrong side wyif = with yarn in front


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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great design, would like better pattern Reviewed by Danielle Munch on 2008-04-18 ****
This is a fun and easy knit pattern, and my finished object turned out great! My only problem with the pattern is that it requires seaming (which I HATE) - I'd like to see a pattern that incorporates in-the-round knitting.

To the reviewer who was asking about the handles, I found the exact handles used in the picture at my local JoAnn ETC store (they are not available on the JoAnn website). The purse handles are put out by a company called "Purse-n-alize-it!" The item number listed on it is 900019521.


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