purse cala lily - 17

Knitting
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
750 yards (686 m)
15 inches 38(cm) wide x 11 28(cm) inches high without strap
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PATTERN
A version of this breath-taking purse was seen in an exclusive boutique, it was crocheted. Upon many requests I adapted my crochet version (peony number 28) to knit, and wrote a pattern. The front of the purse is covered with coordinating knit flowers. Two strands of yarn are held together to knit this purse for a firm body. The easy to follow pattern includes:
• Schematic for each piece
• A helpful tracking sheet
• Diagrams and full explanations for techniques
• A pattern helpline

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS-inches/cm
approximately 15 inches-38 cm wide x 11 inches-28 cm high (without strap)

YARN USED FOR SAMPLE
Needful Yarns — Geranium
50% linen — 30% acrylic — 20% rayon
1.75 ounces-50 grams 104 yards-95 cm

7 balls Main Color

2 STRANDS OF YARN ARE HELD TOGETHER

1 ball each of the following:
Contrasting Color A (the darkest contrast to the main color—used to outline the purse
Contrasting Color B (a metallic yarn)
Contrasting Color C
Contrasting Color D
Contrasting Color E
Contrasting Color F

I did not use Contrasting Color A for any flowers. The Main Color was also used for knitting flowers and Contrasting color B (metallic yarn) was used for the center of some flowers. Different textures and weights add interest.
Go to your stash and select coordinating colors for your flowers or purchase odds and ends.
Make a selection of flowers (we made 23 flowers, a few leaves, and a few corkscrews) in any color combinations you desire. Make some flowers using two colors.

NEEDLES
size 5-3.75 mm needles
size 6-4 mm needles; or size to obtain the correct gauge
size E-3.5 mm crochet hook for trim

NOTIONS
gauge ruler
tracking sheet—included with pattern
tapestry needle
2 opening rings 3/4 inch-2 cm
8 buttons to match rings—5/8 inch-15 mm
optional: ¾-68.5 cm yard lining for purse
purse zipper (do not purchase until bag is completed)

GAUGE
WITH 2 STRANDS OF YARN HELD TOGETHER
18 stitches 24 rows = 4 inches-10 cm
in reverse stockinette stitch on size 6-4 mm