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Plush Purse
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 70670AD This textured purse is stylish and fun; for the handles pictured, please purchase item #4039. As seen on the Martha Stewart Show.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
18 in. (45.5 cm) wide at base x 12 1/2 in. (32 cm) high

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Semi-circular wooden purse handles, 10 in. wide (25.5 cm) across base with a 6 in. (15 cm) wide opening.
GAUGE:
10 sts + 17 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Loop Stitch with larger needles. 13 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Moss Diamond Stitch with smaller needles. 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:
PATTERN STITCHES
Loop Stitch (multiple of 2 + 1)
Rows 1 and 3: Knit.
Row 2 (WS): K1; *insert right needle into next st, wind yarn over right needle point, then over 3 fingers of left hand, then over right needle point again; draw 2 loops through the st and place them back on the left needle; knit 2 loops tog through the back loop (loop stitch made), k1; rep from * to end.
Row 4: K2; *make loop stitch, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.


Repeat Rows 1-4 for Loop Stitch.



Moss Diamond Stitch (worked over 55 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K1, p1, k1, *p5, (k1, p1) twice, k9, (p1, k1) twice; rep from * once more, p5, k1, p1, k1.
Row 2 and all WS Rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Row 3: *(P1, k1) twice, p3, (k1, p1) twice, k5, p1, k5; rep from * once more, (p1, k1) twice, p3, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 5: K1; *(p1, k1) 5 times, k4, p1, k1, p1, k5; rep from * once more, (p1, k1) 5 times.
Row 7: K2, *(p1, k1) 4 times, k4, (p1, k1) 3 times, k4; rep from * once more, (p1, k1) 4 times, k1.
Row 9: K3, *(p1, k1) 3 times, k4, (p1, k1) 4 times, k4; rep from * once more, (p1, k1) 3 times, k2.
Row 11: K4, *(p1, k1) twice, k4, (p1, k1) 5 times, k4; rep from * once more, (p1, k1) twice, k3.
Row 13: *K5, p1, k5, (p1, k1) twice, p3, (k1, p1) twice; rep from * once more, k5, p1, k5.
Row 15: P1, *k9, (p1, k1) twice, p5, (k1, p1) twice; rep from * once more, k9, p1.
Row 17: K1, p1, *k7, (p1, k1) twice, p7, (k1, p1) twice; rep from * once more, k7, p1, k1.
Row 19: Repeat Row 15.
Row 21: Repeat Row 13.
Row 22: Repeat Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-22 for Moss Diamond Stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



FRONT
With larger needles, cast on 45 sts.

Work in Loop Stitch until piece measures 8 1/2 in.

(21.5 cm) from beginning, end with a RS row.


Change to smaller needles.
Next Row (WS): Knit, inc 10 sts evenly spaced across- 55 sts.


Work 22 rows of Moss Diamond Stitch.

Bind off.



BACK
Work same as Front.



FINISHING
Sew Front and Back together along sides and lower edge, leaving 2 1/2 in.

(6.5 cm) unsewn at top of each side seam.

Tuck lower corners to inside, sew in place.

Sew 2 pleats, about 1/2 in.

(1.3 cm) deep evenly spaced on Front and Back.

With yarn threaded into large-eyed blunt needle, sew handles inside Back and Front with closely spaced blanket st.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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