Have you ever wanted to create something useful? I had an idea in the back of my mind to create something useful, with a little flash. I have really gotten into knitting lately so I thought I would design my own purse. I was thinking more of a clutch type of purse instead of the big diaper bag type, that I use to own in the 70's.
I decided to place beads on the outside of the purse for decoration. I placed a button in the front for closure. I lined the inside with fine material. and used cardboard for structure. Do you like my handmade knitted purse? Let me know.
150 yards thin sock yarn 75% acrylic 25% wool Encore D.K color of your choice
Size 4 circular knitting needles
1 large button
1 blunt large hole needle
Glass beads your choice of color.
Regular needle, and thread
Material for lining the inside of purse, matching your out side color
Cast on 15 sts. Work Seed st (k1, p1 ) all the way across.
Next row (p 1 , k1) knit this way till it measures 2 inches.
Cast on 25 st at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Work the 65 sts till the body measures 5 1/2 inches.
Next row bind off 6 sts. from the beginning of the next 2 roads.
Knit till it measures 2 inches.
Cast on 6 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Work the 65 sts til it measures 51/2 inches.
Bind off 25 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Work on the 15 sts until it measures 2 inches.
To make tab for button closure. Cast 8 sts
Knit for 12 rows
Next row button hole, knit 4 bind off next 2 sts finish rest of of sts.
Next row knit all 8 sts. for next 10 rows.
Next bind off first sts at each end of the next 6 row to form triangle.
This is the purse sewed, before the lining is applied.