On The Go 3 Tiny Felted Purses by Nora J. Bellows

On The Go 3 Tiny Felted Purses

February 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
40 - 50 yards (37 - 46 m)
Three sizes: short (Welcome Change), medium (Ready, Set, Go!), and long (Clip It!)
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I like carrying large bags and purses … but I don’t like digging around in my purse to find my keys, or my credit card at the grocery store. I came up with a solution: The On The Run! purses:

Welcome, Change!

Pictured here in “Denim” grey and Sun Yellow stripes, this tiny purse is too small for a credit card, but it is perfect for change or other small things: knitting notions, favorite jewelry, a day’s medication.

3” (7.6cm) wide at hinge x 3 - 3.5” (7.6 - 8.8cm) tall

Ready, Set, Go!

Pictured here in Black, this purse is ideal for holding a credit card and some folded bills and change comfortably. You can make this your on the go wallet.

3” (7.6cm) wide at hinge x 5 - 5.5” (12.7 - 13.9cm) tall

Clip it!

And this tiny purse, seen here in Zinnia Pink, is the tallest of the On The Go!tiny purses. It is perfect for your glasses, or an epi-pen, or a combination of essentials.)

3” (7.6cm) wide at hinge x 6.5 - 7” (16.5 - 17.7cm) tall

Pattern Difficulty
Requires knowledge of casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, 3-needle bind off, and some hand-sewing to complete the finishing process and to make the purse linings (if desired).

Pre-Felted Gauge
20 sts and 28 rounds = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch using a single strand of yarn

Yarn Requirements
All three On The Run! purses are made with worsted-weight, feltable wool. Pictured bags are made with Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool

40 (45, 50) yds 36.5 (41, 46m)

Other Materials

  • US 7 (4.5mm) set of 5 double-pointed needles
  • 2 locking stitch markers in different colors to mark sided/round to clip to work
  • Sewing needle for finishing work
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Locktite Super Glue “Extra Time Control”
  • 1 Noni On The Run! Hardware Kit - includes the following: 1 Flirt purse frame, 1 handle loop and 1 split ring or spring gate ring - see the pictured samples and the Noni website for kit options and choices, and 1 package of seed beads and color-matched nylon beading thread - there is an option that does not include seed beads and thread so that you can choose your own color combination
  • 1/8 yd (.11m) lining fabric if desired (optional) If you are using scrap fabric, you will need 2 pieces that measure 5” (12.75cm) wide and 4” (6”, 8”) 10 (15.25, 20.25)cm tall.