Thousand Miles Purse Knitting Pattern Download
Victorian ladies would have swooned over this dainty purse with its beaded lotus blossom, especially after they read Amelia Edwards's memoir A Thousand Miles up the Nile.
Designer: Kathy Augustine
Finished Size: 7" tall, excluding frame, and 6" wide.?
Specific Yarn Used: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering?(70% merino wool, 30% silk; 220 yd [201 m]/1 oz [50 g]): #24610 Bordeaux, 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Crafts Americana.
Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holder; size 9 (1.25 mm) steel crochet hook (see Notes); tapestry needle; five 24 g tubes of size E (size 6/0) Beader's Paradise Czech glass beads in amethyst; 6" gold purse frame; 4' of gold chain; yd fabric for lining (option- al); sewing needle and thread to match.
Gauge: 27 sts and 38 rnds = 4" in St st.
Notes: This purse is worked in the round from the bottom up. The metric equivalents for steel crochet hooks vary for different brands; choose a size that will pass through the hole of the beads.