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Purse
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60402

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
12 x 16 in. [30.5 x 40.5 cm] not including handles.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-402 Wool-Ease Yarn: Wheat

Cream brushed with darkest brown


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Purchased pair 11 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. [29 x 11 cm] D-shaped bamboo purse handles
GAUGE:
16 sts (one pattern repeat) = 4 in. [10 cm]. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:


STITCH EXPLANATION

m1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop.



PATTERN STITCH

Diamond Pattern (multiple of 16 + 3)
Row 1 (WS): K1, p1, *k15, p1; rep from *, end k1.
Row 2: K2, *m1, p2tog, p11, p2tog-tbl, m1, k1, rep from *, end k1.
Row 3: K1, p2, *k13, p3; rep from *, end k13, p2, k1.
Row 4: K3, *m1, p2tog, p9, p2tog-tbl, m1, k3; rep from *.
Row 5: K1, p3, *k11, p5; rep from *, end k11, p3, k1.
Row 6: K4, *m1, p2tog, p7, p2tog-tbl, m1, k5; rep from *, end m1, p2tog, p7, p2tog-tbl, m1, k4.
Row 7: K1, p4, *k9, p7; rep from *, end k9, p4, k1.
Row 8: K5, *m1, p2tog, p5, p2tog-tbl, m1, k7; rep from *, end m1, p2tog, p5, p2tog-tbl, m1, k5.
Row 9: K1, p5, *k7, p9; rep from *, end k7, p5, k1.
Row 10: K6, *m1, p7 wrapping yarn 3 times for each st, m1, k9; rep from *, end m1, p7 wrapping yarn 3 times for each st, m1, k6.
Row 11: K1, p6, *slip 7 wyif dropping extra wraps, then insert left hand needle back into these 7 sts and p7tog, p11; rep from *, end slip 7 wyif dropping extra wraps, then insert left hand needle back into these 7 sts and p7tog, p6, k1.
Row 12: K1, p6, *m1, k1, m1, p11; rep from *, end m1, k1, m1, p6, k1.
Row 13: K8, *p1, k13; rep from *, end p1, k8.
Row 14: K1, p7, *m1, k1, m1, p13; rep from *, end m1, k1, m1, p7, k1.
Row 15: K8, *p3, k13; rep from *, end p3, k8.
Row 16: K1, p5, *p2tog-tbl, m1, k3, m1, p2tog, p9; rep from *, end p2tog-tbl, m1, k3, m1, p2tog, p5, k1.
Row 17: K7, *p5, k11; rep from *, end p5, k7.
Row 18: K1, p4, *p2tog-tbl, m1, k5, m1, p2tog, p7; rep from *, end p2tog-tbl, m1, k5, m1, p2tog, p4, k1.
Row 19: K6, *p7, k9; rep from *, end p7, k6.
Row 20: K1, p3, *p2tog-tbl, m1, k7, m1, p2tog, p5; rep from *, end p2tog-tbl, m1, k7, m1, p2tog, p3, k1.
Row 21: K5, *p9, k7; rep from *, end p9, k5.
Row 22: K1, p4 wrapping yarn 3 times for each st, *m1, k9, m1, p7 wrapping yarn 3 times for each st; rep from *, end m1, k9, m1, p4 wrapping yarn three times for each st, k1.
Row 23: K1, sl 4 wyif dropping extra wraps, insert left-hand needle into these 4 sts and p4tog, *p11, sl 7 wyif dropping extra wraps, insert left-hand needle into these 7 sts and p7tog; rep from *, end p11, sl 4 wyif dropping extra wraps, insert left-hand needle into these 4 sts and p4tog, k1.
Row 24: K1, *k1, m1, p11, m1; rep from *, end k2.
Row 25: K1, p1, *k13, p1; rep from *, end k1.
Row 26: K1, *k1, m1, p13, m1; rep from *, end k2.
Repeat Rows 3-26 for Diamond Pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Cast on 67 sts.

Work Rows 1-26 of Diamond Pattern.

Rep Rows 3-26, placing markers at the beg and end of Row 26.

Rep Rows 3-11 of Diamond Pattern - 51 sts.
Shape Top
Row 1 (RS): Knit.


Row 2: K1, p49, k1.


Row 3: K2, *k3, k2tog; rep from *, end k4 - 42 sts.
Row 4: K1, p40, k1.
Row 5: K10, bind off next 3 sts, k to last 13 sts, bind off next 3 sts, k to end of row - 36 sts.
Working on last 10 sts only, work 7 rows in St st.

Bind off.

Rejoin yarn and work 7 rows in St st on center 16 sts.

Bind off.

Rep on remaining 10 sts.



FRONT
Work same as for Back

FINISHING
Sew bottom and side seams of Purse up to the marked row.

Fold rows above markers over handles and sew in place.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side
wyif = with yarn in front


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