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Blue Knit Purse

July 14, 2008

Long time ago i posted that i finally shipped my package for the Mini-Purse swap on Ravelry.

Finally my swap pack reached its spoilee (recepient)….The Package has to reach Olympia (Washington state, USA) so it took more than 15 days. But I am happy that it reached sound and safe and my Spoilee liked the contents.
This is my first swap and i loved it to the bits… much more when it reached the recepient.
Here are the details…
BLUE KNIT PURSE

History
I wanted to make the Drops tote ( crochet), but somehow i was not comfortable with the shape after halfway through. So i shifted to another yarn and decided on a knitted purse. I wanted the stockinette Band only on one side and that too horizontally, but i think i casted on too many stitches and had to use my creativity a bit to avoid frogging.
The whole thing turned out good and i liked it so much; on top of it.. this is my first knitted purse.
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Yarn: Around 75gms of local acrylic yarn (probably wrosted weight) in hank in blue (Spent a lot time untangling it and winding into a ball :-))
Needles: 5.5mm Needles
Others: Round Plastic Handles, Tapestry needle and any other stuff to decorate the purse
Gauge: No need to take care of gauge unless a specific size is needed
Size: It will comfortably carry wallet, keys and phone.
Pattern:
The purse is made using a rectangle peice knitted with 2 strands of yarn through out. To attach the handles no seperate peice is knitted, the knitted fabric is folded over the handle and sewed from inside.

CO 60 sts.
Knit 35 rows in seed st.
Knit 15 rows in stockinette.
Knit 10 rows in seed st.

Fold the peice such that the stockinette band is on both sides of the purse.
Join the sides such that the WS of stockinette is inside.
Attach the Handles.
Emblish the stockinette band as desired.

Notes:
Simple.. yes it is (but the seed st really tested my patience)
It is cute to carry, No need of lining as the seed st keeps the bag firm.

If i make it again;
i will try to use cane handles and emblish the stockinette band with some embroidery.

Learnt: Attaching handles without much fuss.
Time: I took almost 3.5 weeks to do it as i cant knit much on weekdays.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Yasmin permalink
    July 16, 2008 2:14 pm

    The bag looks very cute and the best part – no lining – now that alone makes it desirable ! Thanks for the pattern.

  2. padma permalink
    August 28, 2008 7:06 pm

    Hi I am regular reader of ur blog…desperately want to meet u and learn atleast few knitting from u…i use to do knitting till last year..want to brush up with u..can u plz help

  3. iaminchennai permalink
    August 29, 2008 10:24 am

    Nice to know there are regular readers for my Blog 🙂

  4. Sylvie permalink
    April 15, 2010 11:52 pm

    I love this design but I’m having trouble finding the handles. What diameter or size are the handles?

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