Thursday, February 1, 2007

My first knitted purse!!!

I just finished my first project on my Knit Picks Options circular needles. Very easy purse and/or tote.

Using a bulky yarn (I used 3 skeins of the Yarn Place's Adalie Wool Blend in Painted Desert) on size 11 circs, cast on 96 stitches and knit in the round until it reaches desired length (about 8-9 inches; 2 1/2 skeins of yarn) and bind off. Stitch the bottom closed using a basic whip stitch.

Using size 6 straight needles and leftovers from the 3rd skein, cast on 7 in the same yarn and make an 12 inch I-cord. Do this twice and attach to body of purse.

I also made four knitted flowers from the pattern on the Lion Brand website in the same Adalie yarn and sewed them over the four spots where the I-cords are attached to purse. Viola---very easy purse.

I'll try to post a picture later. It's really gorgeous yarn and it makes the tote.