Leaving a 5 inch tail, cast on 9 stitches. You will use the tail later for seaming the bottom of the purse. Knit one row. Divide stitches onto 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker for beginning of round. Purl 1 round, increase 1 stitch on each needle. Work in knit 1 round, purl 1 round, increasing 3 stitches every round until you have 14 stitches per needle for a total of 42 stitches.
Now you begin to knit the pattern stitches.
Pattern Stitch One, Seed Stitch:
Round 1: *K1, p1, repeat from * around.
Round 2: *P1, k1, repeat from * around.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 twice, then Round 1 once more.
Then you will knit the following pattern for 6 rounds:
Pattern stitch Two, Rib:
All rounds: *K1, p1, repeat from * around.
Repeat last 11 rounds 4 times. .
Next round: Bind off 21 stitches. You will have 21 stitches remaining.
Working back and forth in rows on 21 stitches, work in Seed Stitch for 4 rows. Continue in Seed Stitch, decrease 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 5 rows - 16 stitches.
Work in Seed Stitch over 6 stitches, bind off 4 stitches, work to end of row. Next row: Work in Seed Stitch, casting on 4 stitches over bound-off stitches of previous row.
Work 4 more rows in Seed Stitch, and then bind off all stitches.
Pick up 5 stitches on bound-off edge of Purse, before first row of Flap. Knit these 5 stitches on 2 double pointed needles as follows: knit 5, slide stitches to other end of needle and, without turning your needle, pull yarn across the back of your work and knit 5. Continue in this manner, creating a tube, until strap measures about 36 inches or desired length. Graft live stitches to other side of Purse.
Seam bottom of Purse with beginning yarn tail. Tighten buttonhole, if necessary, by sewing a stitch at either end. Sew on button. Weave in ends.
Toeless, Heelless Summer socks
: One size fits most. Sock is about 3 1/4 wide by 3 1/2 long.
: LION BRAND Magic Stripes
s: Set of 4 size 3 double pointed needles or size to obtain gauge.
6 stitches to an inch over the Seed Stitch pattern. This pattern is more gauge sensitive, so watch your gauge!
: Cast on 42 stitches. Divide stitches onto 3 needles, 14 stitches per needle. Join, being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker for beginning of round.
Work 6 rounds in k1, p1 rib.
Work 5 rounds as follows, ending with round 1:
Round 1: P1, k1
Round 2: K1, p1
Repeat last 11 rounds 3 times, then work rib pattern for 6 rounds.
Loosely bind off all stitches. Weave in ends.