Cabled Purse by Mary Lou Risely

Cabled Purse

October 2004
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch (as charted)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
170 yards (155 m)
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Pattern description from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts: “This bag was designed by Mary Lou Risely. She and I arranged to meet at Purl one day to discuss ideas, but the store became so busy I only had time to draw a rough sketch and answer a few questions. We briefly acknowledged that the bag needed to be lined but didn’t figure out how. A few days later Mary Lou suggested a knitted lining, which I think is perfect because it gives the bag a pulled-together look as well as a soft structure that keeps it from drooping.”

Finished Measurements: 5.25” (13.5 cm) wide, and 6” (15 cm) high, with 36” (91.5 cm) long strap

Yarn: Koigu Premium Merino (KPM) (100% Merino wool; 170 yards 155 meters / 50 grams): #1110 paprika, 1 skein.

Needles: One 12” (30-cm) circular needle size US 3 (3.25 mm). Two double-pointed needles size US 3 (3.25 mm). Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, stitch holders, stitch markers.