EMMA - Ruched Handbag
Emma was inspired by the reticule handbags used by women during the 18th century. It has a knitted lining to add strength. Optional embellishments include a small pocket (perfect for holding a cell phone), duplicate stitch embroidery for a monogram, and a tassel. This little bag is true luxury in the hand!
Price $5.00 USD
Bag is worked in one piece, in the round, from the bottom of the lining to the bottom of the bag. Pattern requires the following skills: working in the round, increasing, decreasing, knitting I-cord (optional), duplicate stitch (optional), making a tassel (optional).
Size Finished measurements will be approximately 14"/36cm in circumference and 9"/23cm tall, excluding handles and tassel. Bag's lining is approximately 12"/31cm in circumference and 6 1/2"/17cm tall.
Yarn North Light Fibers Water Street DK (60% super fine merino, 40% cashmere, 165yds/151m per 2 oz. skein); 2 skeins, 290yds/265m, 3.5oz, sample uses color Creeping Phlox.
Needles US 5/3.75mm: two 24"/60cm circular, or one set of dpns. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Gauge 23 stitches and 31 rounds in stockinette stitch = 4"/10cm on US 5/3.75mm needles.
Notions One stitch marker; tapestry needle; 32"/80cm of 1"/2.5cm wide velvet or other ribbon, or other choice of cable (both are optional).
Price $5.00 USD
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