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Hebridean handbag

Pure Wool
Knitting
August 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches in stocking (stockinette) stitch using yarn doubled
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
532 - 988 yards (486 - 903 m)
Handbag, shoulder/slouch bag

Note that yarn/wool is used doubled for gauge/tension.

Handbag: 350g or 532 yards or 490 meters

10 in (25 cm) wide and 6 in (15cm) deep. Strap measures 18 in (46 cm).

Shoulder/slouch bag: 650g or 988 yards or 910 meters

12 in (30 cm) high and 10 in (25 cm) wide. Strap measures 36 in (91.5 cm).

Needles and notions:

  • Cable needle (optional)
  • Stitch markers (or safety pins)
  • 1 crochet hook size US 8 (5mm), or same size as needles used to get tension/gauge that is listed above
  • 1 pair double-pointed needles size US 6 (4mm), or two sizes smaller than needed to get gauge that is listed above
  • Darning needle
  • 1 large button