BRAM­BLE STITCH PURSE

Knit Today Magazine - - Yarn Reviews -

We love Lion Brand’s Gold Leaf yarn. It adds just the right amount of lux­ury to your ev­ery­day makes. You can choose from Pur­ple, Red, Black or Ivory as your base colour, each flecked with rich gold. Me­lanie’s bram­ble stitch pat­tern has an open-weave so pick a lin­ing that matches your yarn colour per­fectly.

MAIN PIECE Cast on 14 sts. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2 (RS): K1, *(k1, p1, k1) all into next st, p3­tog*, rep from * to * to last st, k1. Row 3: Purl. Row 4: K1, *p3­tog, (k1, p1, k1) all into next st*, rep from * to * to last st, k1. Rep rows 1 to 4, four more times. Rep rows 1 to 3. Cast off.

MAKING UP 1 Weave in all loose ends. 2 Fold knit­ted piece in half and stitch side seams closed us­ing mat­tress stitch. 3 Us­ing a sewing nee­dle and sewing thread, stitch the zip­per to the open­ing in the knit­ted piece. 4 Fold the lin­ing fab­ric in half so that its shape is the same as the knit­ted purse, and stitch the side seams closed so that the lin­ing pocket will be slightly smaller than the knit­ted piece. 5 With wrong sides to­gether slip the lin­ing pocket in­side the knit­ted purse and pin at the open­ing, turn­ing the raw edge of the lin­ing un­der. Stitch the lin­ing to the zip­per tape. Metal­lic flecks are ad­dic­itve, so you may like to hear this yarn comes in black and sil­ver too We rec­om­mend that when it comes to adding your zip, you hand sew it in place This lovely purse pat­tern is from the book Big NeedleKnits, by Me­lanie Porter, pub­lished by Ry­land Peters and Small (RRP £12.99). Visit their web­site at ry­landpeters.com

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