Friday, May 30, 2014

Easy Knit Spring Purse

Spring Purse
16” 9 mm circular needle
Pair strait 9 mm needles

Super Bulky wool or combination of several fibers to make the same thickness as super bulky
I like to use up to 6 strands of varying thickness including some cotton.
Yellow purse has 5 strands: I crochet cotton 2 knitting worsted and 1 thicker cotton and a variegated thin thread.

With strait needles cast on 8 stitches
Knit 33 rows in strait stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row)
Ending with right side facing.
Switch to circular needle and purl 1 row.
Using strait needle pick up 16 stitches onto circular needle down long side, 8 stitches along cast on edge and 16 stitches up the other side (48 sts)
Place marker and knit one round.
Start pattern:
Row 1 knit 2 purl 2 around
Row 2 knit
Row 3 purl 2 knit 2
Row 4 knit
Repeat the 4 rows of pattern 5 more times for a total of 24 rows.
Handle one:
Using a strait needle knit 12, cast off 8 sts. Knit 16 (last loop of cast off counts as 1)
Turn and using 2nd strait needle purl 1 purl 2 tog., purl till 3 sts. remain, purl 2 tog. purl 1
Next row knit 1 knit 2 tog. knit till 3 sts. remain, knit 2 tog. knit 1
Continue in this manner till 4 sts. remain.
Work 26 rows in strait st. Cut yarn leaving a 6” tail and place sts. on a stitch holder..
Button tab:
Still using strait needles attach yarn with right side facing and knit 8 stitches.
purl 1 row
Knit 1 knit 2 tog. knit 2 knit 2 tog. (6 sts.)
purl 1 row.
knit 1 row
purl 1 row
knit 2 knit 2 tog knit 2 (5 sts.)
purl 1 row
Knit 2 yfd knit 2 tog. knit 1
purl 1 row.
Cast off knitting first and last 2 sts. tog.
Second handle:
With right side facing knit remaining 16 sts and work the same as handle one.
Turn bag inside out and put stitches from holder on the circular needle. Cast off using the 3-needle method.
Weave in ends and attach button.