Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Come This Way Purse

A Free Knitting Pattern


I have to tell you a story. I thought I was designing a cowl, and my husband came home from school and looked at what I was making and said, "Oh, are you making a bag?" I looked down at what I was making, and said, "yep, I guess I am." And that is how this purse was born. He saw the vision before I did. I love that he did and I love all the texture that is on this bag.

This Purse was a quick project. I was able to make it in a weekend. Even though there is a lot happening, the stitches are easy to master. I added a zipper and lined the purse. At the end of the post I have a link to another post showing how I did that. I also made my own handles for the purse, but I think it would look fabulous with re-purposed handles from a bag you are not using any more. 




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Pattern

Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn. Model used Patons yarn Canadiana Color Fool's gold 100% acrylic 100g 187m
Needles: 7/ 4.5mm
Notions: yarn needle for sewing up the bag, (lining, zipper, handles, sewing machine, and thread optional)
Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows
Size: 12 by 10 in
Stitches used: k, p, RT, LT, lateral braid
Special Stitches: 

  • Right Twist (RT): Knit 2 together keeping both stitches on the left needle, knit into the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete.
  • Left Twist (LT): Knit through the back loop of the 2nd st, keep the stitch on the left needle, knit in the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete.
  • Lateral braid: Knit through the back  loop of the 2nd st, keep the stitch on the left needle, knit in the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, slip the last stitch made back onto the left needle, continue repeating the stitch all the way across the row.  

Copyright
Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.


Instructions (repeat 2 times for both sides of the purse):


Cast on 40 st using your favorite cast on
Row 1: (K, P) repeat (to) all 40 sts
Row 2 and 3: (P, K) repeat (to) all 40 sts
Row 4: (k, p) repeat (to) all 40 sts
At the end of row 4 cast on 5 sts
Row 5: (p, k) repeat (to) all 45 sts
At the end of row 5 cast on 5 sts
Row 6 and 7: (k,p) repeat (to) all 50 sts
Row 8: (p, k) repeat (to) all 50 sts 
Row 9: Make a lateral braid across the row
Row 10: p
Row 11: (K 3, LT, ) repeat (to) 8 times, k 5
Row 12: p
Row 13: k 4, LT, (K3, LT) repeat (to) 7 times, k 4
Row 14: p
Row 15: K 5, LT, (K3, LT) repeat (to) 7 times, k 3
Row 16: p
Row 17: K5, RT, (K3, RT) repeat (to) 7 times, k3
Row 18: p
Row 19:  k 4, RT, (K3, RT) repeat (to) 7 times, k 4
Row 20: p
Row 21: (K 3, RT, ) repeat (to) 8 times, k 5
Row 22: p
Row 23: Make a lateral braid across the row
Row 24 and 25: (p, k) repeat (to) all 50 sts
Row 26 and 27: (K, p) repeat (to) all 50 sts
Row 28: (p, k) repeat (to) all 50 sts
Row 29: Make a lateral braid across the row
Row 30:P
Row 31: K5, RT, (K3, RT) repeat (to) 7 times, k3
Row 32: p
Row 33:  k 4, RT, (K3, RT) repeat (to) 7 times, k 4
Row 34: p
Row 35: (K 3, RT) repeat (to) 8 times, k 5
Row 36: p
Row 37: (K 3, LT) repeat (to) 8 times, k 5
Row 38: p
Row 39: k 4, LT, (K3, LT) repeat (to) 7 times, k 4
Row 40: p
Row 41: K 5, LT, (K3, LT) repeat (to) 7 times, k 3
Row 42: p
Row 43: Make a lateral braid across the row
Row 44 and 45: (p, k) repeat (to) all 50 sts
Row 46 and 47: (K, p) repeat (to) all 50 sts
Row 48: (p, k) repeat (to) all 50 sts
Row 49: Make a lateral braid across the row
Row 50: P
Cast off. 
Weave in your ends. 
Wip stitch the 2 sides and bottom together, or Follow This Link for adding a zipper and liner to your bag. 





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3 comments:

  1. What a great idea using a cowl to make a purse (or any kind of bag!) This is brilliant! Theoretically, any cowl pattern should work,but I really like your stitch pattern, and that pretty bright yellow color is just perfect! I know cowls are popular and there are so many nice designs out there, but this granny is old enough that I don't wear them or give them because I just can't get past the idea that they look like a horse collar! Thank you (and your husband!) for this alternative use for them! I can't wait to make one! Keep designing, your ideas are great!

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    1. Thank you for all the kind words. You have made my day.

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  2. Beautiful! I love the textures!

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