Gretta’s Bag

Gretta's Bag

Materials:
110 yards of Super bulky wool yarn (I used Cascade 109.)
US 15 needles
Tapestry needle
Fabric for lining
Thread to coordinate with the color of your yarn
Gauge: 5 sts and 7 rows= 2” (before felting)
Pattern:
CO 30 sts
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K5, CF12, K 13
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Purl
Repeat rows 1-10 5 times, for a total of 6 cable twists.
Bind off.
Fold the piece in half with the CO and BO edges together. Seam the sides closed, leaving the top open.

STRAP: (Shown with 1, but would be great with 2)
CO 10 sts
Work in Stockinette until piece measures 12”. BO.
FINISHING:
Felt the purse to desired felty-ness and block. Using coordinating thread, sew the strap to the purse body. Line the bag and strap if you so choose.

Lining example

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