#188 Victoria Purse by Nora J. Bellows

#188 Victoria Purse

July 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch in color pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
125 - 135 yards (114 - 123 m)
1 size
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Difficulty Level
Intrepid Intermediate/Skill Builder: Requires knowledge of casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round on double-pointed and circular needles, stranded color work, binding off, and hand-sewing and beading during the finishing process.

20 sts and 16 rounds = 4” (10cm) in color stitch pattern using a single-strand of yarn on a US size 9 (5.5mm) needle or needle size to obtain gauge.

Yarn and Materials

Yarn Requirements
125 yds (115m) or 2oz each of Black (A) and White (B) worsted weight, feltable yarn. For best results, we recommend you use Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool

Needles and Other Materials

  • 2 US size 9 (5.5mm) 16” (40cm) circular needles
  • A spare US size 9 (5.5mm) needle of any sort to perform the 3-needle bind off
  • 2 stitch markers, 1 of a different color to mark the beginning of the round
  • Sewing or small gauge sharp needle for bead-work
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in yarn ends
  • Spare small gauge double pointed needle to help with the fiishing process - it may get glue on it! Locktight Extra Time Control glue for securing the purse in the purse frame
  • 1 Victoria Purse Collection Complete Hardware Kit* - The kit includes: 1 skein of Black and 1 skeins of White Shepherd’s Wool 1 Empire purse frame 1 Noni label 1 bobbin of white nylon beading thread 250g of clear, silver-lined size 8 seed beads 27” (68.5cm) Matching purse chains can be purchased separately. Victoria Purse Hardware-Only kits are also available

Pictured Sample
The pictured Victoria purse was made with Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool (worsted weight; 100% merino wool; 250 yds 229m 4 oz 110g skein) in Black and White.