Monday, November 20, 2006

Free Pattern - Cable Clutchette Knitted Purse

A simple cable knit purse that is knit in one piece and sewn up on the sides.

Needles: Size 11
Yarn: Chunky wool.

Special stitch:
C10F: Slip 5 stitches onto a cable needle and bring to the front (I just used a size 10 DPN). Knit the next 5 stitches. Knit the stitches on the cable needle.

CO 32 stitches.

R1. K1 P10 K10 P10 K1
R2. P1 K10 P10 K10 P1
R3. K1 P10 K10 P10 K1
R4. P1 K10 P10 K10 P1

R5. K1 P10 C10F P10 K1

R6. P1 K10 P10 K10 P1

R7 through R14: Repeat R1 & R2
R15. Repeat R5
R16. Repeat R2

R17 through R 26: Repeat R7 through R16 once

R27 through R30: Repeat R1 through R4.

Bind off in pattern.

Mattress stitch the sides. Pick up 60 stitches along the top of the purse and knit an i-cord border. Sew in a zipper, then the lining, and add a leather purse handle. You can also add a bow to the top to make the purse match the one you can buy in a store.

Variation: If you want the clutchette to become a more functional bag, simply keep repeating R7 through R16 and finish up with R27 through R30. If you can think of the cable as a 10 x 10 cable, then you could keep track of your knitting a little better.

This hasn’t been test knitted yet. If you do try it and find errors, please email me with questions.


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2 comments:

Jennifer said...

awesome - thank you so much for posting! can't wait to make a few of these for my friends!

Marilyn said...

Do you line it?
Do you have other yarn suggestions?
Thank you for the darling pattern!