Thousand Miles Purse by Kathy Augustine
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Thousand Miles Purse

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

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.