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Home : Patterns : Posh Purse

Free Knitting Pattern: Posh Purse

Lion Brand® Bellini - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: L20130
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 8 in. (20.5 cm) wide x 6 in. (15 cm) deep, not including Handles

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This purse is perfect to wear for a child's dress up time or afternoon tea with stuffed animals.

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Color (A)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 929-204: Bellini Yarn: Venice
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Color (B)
Vanna's Choice®

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Vanna's Choice®
Fisherman Linen White Pink Aqua Pink Grapefruit Silver Blue Aquamarine
Sapphire Dusty Blue Colonial Blue Navy Sky Blue Raspberry Scarlet Beige
Toffee Taupe Chocolate Honey Brick Terracotta Rust Rose Shocking
Rose Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy Silver Grey
Charcoal Grey Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green Olive
Radiant Lime Peacock Cranberry Periwinkle Lilac Lime Mountain Print Woods Print
Purple Print Autumn Print Charcoal Print Denim Mist Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist
Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist Oatmeal Grey Marble Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather
Obsidian Graphite Patchwork Grey Twilight Plum Jam Oceania
Naples Venice
*Bellini (Article #929). 65% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 15% Polyester; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (11yds/10m) pull skeins
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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•  929-204 Bellini Yarn: Venice
$ 9.49  
Note: (A)
•  860-145 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Eggplant
$ 3.51  
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Posh Purse

Lion Brand® Bellini - Vanna's Choice®


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.


Due to the unique nature of this yarn, the techniques for casting on and knitting are specific to this particular yarn. The Purse is easy to knit, just be sure to read carefully through the instructions before beginning so that you understand how to work with the yarn.

Note that Bellini yarn is constructed with a 'ladder' along one edge. The spaces in this ladder edge should be counted as loops.

With A, cast on 10 sts as follows:
From end of yarn, skip the first 2 loops (this end of the yarn is the yarn tail), then insert your needle into the next loop. Keeping this loop on your needle, insert your needle into each of the next 9 loops - 10 sts (loops) on needle.

Work in Garter st (k every row) as follows:
1. Hold the needle with the cast on sts in your left hand and the empty needle in your right hand.
2. Insert right hand needle into the first st on the left hand needle as if to knit, then into the next loop on the working yarn. Pull the loop of working yarn through the st on the left needle, then slip the st off the left hand needle - 1 st knitted onto right hand needle.
3. Insert right hand needle into the next st on the left hand needle as if to k, then into the next loop on the working yarn. Pull the loop of working yarn through the st on the left needle, then sl the st off the left hand needle - you have now knit the next st.
4. Rep Step 3 to knit all sts.

Work in Garter st (k every row) until almost all yarn has been used and at least 12 loops of working yarn remain. Continuing to use yarn loops as sts, bind off.

HANDLES (make 2)
Wind B into 2 balls before beginning to work Handles. With 2 strands of B held together, cast on 36 sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Bind off.

Fold Purse in half, matching cast-on edge to bound-off edge. With one strand of B threaded into blunt needle, seam sides. Sew one Handle to front of purse and one Handle to back of purse. Use your fingers to weave the A yarn ends into the fabric of the Purse. Use blunt needle to weave in the B yarn ends.

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k = knit rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)

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