Cable Knit Purse

Cable Knit Purse

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Additional Information



  • 1 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn, Fisherman
  • Size 11 knitting needles
  • Cable needle, large-eyed blunt needle
  • Sewing needle & thread
  • Two 12" wooden dowels, 3/8" diameter
  • 4 wooden ball caps
  • 12"x24" lining fabric
  • Craft glue

GAUGE: 9 sts + 14 rows = 4" in rev St st (p on RS, k on WS)


2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Sl 2 sts to cable needle & hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle. 2/3 RC (2 over 3 right cross) Sl 2 sts to cable needle & hold in back, k3, then k2 from cable needle. 2/3 LC (left cross of 2 over 3) Sl next 2 sts to a cable needle & leave at the front, k3 then k2 from cable needle.



Cast on 29 sts. Work in rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) until piece is 4-1/2 " from beg; end with a WS row.


Row 1 (RS): P14, k1, p14.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Row 3: P13, k3, p13.
Row 5: P12, k5, p12.
Row 7: P11, k7, p11.
Row 9: P10, k2, 2/3 RC, k2, p10.
Row 11: P9, k11, p9.
Row 13: P8, k13, p8.
Row 15: P7, k2, 2/3 LC, k1, 2/3 LC, k2, p7.
Row 17: P6, k17, p6.
Row 19: P5, k19, p5.
Row 21: P4, k2, 2/3 RC, k1, 2/3 RC, k1, 2/3 RC, k2, p4.
Row 23: P3, k23, p3.
Row 25: P2, k25, p2.
Row 27: K3, (2/3 LC, k1) 3 times, 2/3 LC, k3.
Work 5 rows in rev St st. Bind off.
BACK: Work as for Front.
STRAP: Make 2. Cast on 6 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3-10: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Row 11: K1, 2/2 RC, k1.
Row 12 : Purl.
Rep Rows 1-12 until piece measures 22" from beg. Bind off.


Seam cast on edges of Back and Front for bottom of Bag. Seam sides to within 5" of top.
From WS, sew diagonally across bottom corners to square base of Bag. Weave in ends.


Fold fabric lining piece in half. Seam sides. Slip lining into Bag. Fold top, raw edge of lining to WS.
Sew folded lining edge to WS of Bag. Fold top edge of Front and Back of Bag 1-1/2" to WS and sew in place to
make casing for dowels. Slide dowels into casings; glue caps onto dowels. Sew straps to WS at top edge of
Back and Front of Bag. Weave in ends.


beg = beginning
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(ing)
rev St st = reverse Stockinette stitch
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
St st = stockinette stitch
WS = wrong side