Thousand Miles Purse by Kathy Augustine

Thousand Miles Purse

Knitting
August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 2 - 2.75 mm
220 yards (201 m)
7.5" tall, excluding frame, and 6" wide
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Victorian ladies would have swooned over this dainty purse with its beaded lotus blossom, especially after they read Amelia Edwards’s memoir A Thousand Miles up the Nile.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 7.5” tall, excluding frame, and 6” wide.

Yarn Knit Picks Gloss Fingering (70% merino wool, 30% silk): #24610 Bordeaux, 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Crafts Americana.

Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holder; size 9 (1.25 mm) steel crochet hook (see Notes); tapestry needle; five 24 g tubes of size E (size 6/0) Beader’s Paradise Czech glass beads in amethyst; 6” gold purse frame; 4’ of gold chain; .25 yd fabric for lining (optional); sewing needle and thread to match.

Gauge 27 sts and 38 rnds = 4” in St st.

Note This purse is worked in the round from the bottom up.