Turkish Purse by Sara Shippen

Turkish Purse

Knitting
September 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 2 inches
in stranded two color stockinette stitch
US 000 - 1.5 mm
656 yards (600 m)
8¾ inches (22.2 cm) long and 6¾ inches (17.1 cm) wide, excluding strap, after blocking
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This pattern was commissioned for Piecework Magazine’s 20th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition

Interweave SKU: EP8838

This pattern is adapted from a nineteenth-century Turkish purse in Gawthorpe Textiles Collection. The original piece has an allover geometric pattern and was knitted in handspun wool at nearly 20 stitches per inch (8 stitches per cm). Clever details such as the stitched-on edging embellish and provide shaping for the knitted piece. In this version, the design is limited and finished with twisted cording.

Finished size: 8¾ inches (22.2 cm) long and 6¾ inches (17.1 cm) wide, excluding strap, after blocking

Gauge: 22 sts and 27 rows = 2 inches (5.1 cm) in charted St st; gauge is not critical for this project

Materials
Rauma Prydvevgarn, 100% Norwegian wool yarn, 1 ply, 656 yards (599.8 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 1 skein each of #636 Black (MC) and #601 White (CC);
Double Point Sock Set Needles, set of 5 double point, 7 inches (17.8 cm), size 000 (1.5 mm)
Point protectors, for cast-on
Ring markers, small
T-pins, for blocking
Tapestry needle

Gauge: 22 sts and 27 rows = 2 inches (5.1 cm) in charted St st; gauge is not critical for this project

Originally Published: PieceWork Sept/Oct 2013

Pattern is also available for individual download from Interweave:
EP8838 Knit Turkish Purse