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Knit Purse with Shoulder Straps
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Knit Purse with Shoulder Straps

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 2 skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn
  • Knitting needles, sizes 10 & 7
  • Cable needle set
  • Purse-n-alize it! Vinyl handles
  • 2 yd ribbon for trim
  • Basic knitting supplies: ruler/measuring tape, scissors, yarn needle

STITCH EXPLANATION:

RC: Slip two stitches to cable needle and hold in back, knit 2, then knit 2 from cable needle.

LC: Slip two stitches to cable needle and hold in front, knit 2, then knit 2 from cable needle.

DIRECTIONS:

With larger needles, cast on 54 stitches.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2 and each wrong side row: Purl

Row 3: *Knit 2, RC, repeat from * to end.

Row 5: Knit

Row 7: *LC, knit 2, repeat from * to end.

Repeating rows 1 through 8, continue cable pattern for 9"ending in row 2 of pattern.

Switch to smaller needles to do Seed Stitch:

Row 1: *Knit one, purl one, repeat from * across row.

Row 2: *Purl one, knit one, repeat from * across row.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 three more times.

Knit final row and bind off. Make two.

Sew side seams and lower seam.

Stitch vinyl handles to top of bag.

Weave ribbon through cable "twists" and tie ends in bow. Trim.

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