Daphne Purse by Louisa Harding
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Daphne Purse

November 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Herringbone Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
435 yards (398 m)
About 11.75" (30cm) wide & 11" (28cm) long

Pattern description from Knitting Little Luxuries: “This purse was inspired by the wonderful embroidered straw bags popular in the 1950s. The yarn, a blend of linen, silk and cotton, reminds me of golden straw. The herringbone stitch pattern makes the bag dense like a woven fabric and very strong and hard-wearing. I love the three dimensional flowers, which bring this piece to life.”

Finished Measurements: About 11.75” (30 cm) wide & 11” (28 cm) long

Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium)
* Louisa Harding Cinnabar (30% viscose, 25% cotton, 15% acrylic, 10% silk, 10% linen, 5% polyamid, 5% acetate; 87 yd 80 m/50 g): #5 raffia, 5 balls.

Needles: U.S. size 5 (3.75 mm) and U.S. size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; assorted lengths of ribbon yarn for flower embroidery; sewing needle and thread; 7 small fabric flowers; 13” x 22” (33 cm x 56 cm) fabric for lining; iron-on interfacing for body of purse; two 12” x 2” (30.5 cm x 5 cm) pieces iron-on interfacing for handles; pins; iron