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Summer Bag and Purse

Easy Knitted Accessories: Funky And Fashionable Projects For The Novice Knitter
Knitting
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in stocking st with doubled yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1625 yards (1486 m)

Summary: Handled bag with matching beaded coin purse. Uses doubled yarn and beads.

Measurements:
Bag -- 30cm (12in) wide x 28cm (11in) high x 8cm (3.25in) deep
Purse -- 10cm (4in) wide x 8cm (3.25in) long

Materials:

50g (2oz) balls (approx 115m/125yds per ball) 4-ply cotton yarn in 5 colours
Yarn A -- Turquoise x 5 balls
Yarn B -- Blue x 2 balls
Yarn C -- Yellow x 2 balls
Yarn D -- Cream x 2 balls
Yarn E -- Green x 2 balls
120 small green beads
10 cm (4in) lightweight cream zip

From the Pattern Introduction: This cotton bag is knitted in summery shades and has a matching beaded purse that you can knit from the leftover yarn. The combination of purl stitch and rib together with the use of doubled yarn not only gives the bag its firm fabric, but also means it does not need to be lined.