Catherine Purse by Louisa Harding

Catherine Purse

November 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in third lace pattern with cream
US 7 - 4.5 mm
279 yards (255 m)
About 16.5" (42 cm) circumference & 11" (28 cm) tall
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Pattern description from Knitting Little Luxuries: “This lacy purse is such a versatile pattern - it can be knitted using a wide variety of yarns, in stripes or in a single color, to make something elegant for evening or flirty and colorful to carry every day. For an evening purse, use a fingering-weight yarn to emphasize the delicate lace pattern. A coordinating silk lining gives the purse extra stability and a colorful treat on the inside.”

Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium).

  • STRIPED PURSE: Louisa Harding Glisten (97% nylon, 3% polyester; 93 yd 85 m/50 g): #2 silver and #1 white, 1 ball each; and Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran (55% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 35% microfiber; 83 yd 76 m/50 g): #1 cream, 1 ball.
  • GLITTER PURSE: Louisa Harding Glisten (97% nylon, 3% polyester; 93 yd 85 m/50 g): #22 meadow (pink/green multi), 3 balls.
  • PINK COTTON PURSE: Louisa Harding Nautical Cotton (100% mercerized cotton; 93 yd 85 m/50 g): #21 mauve, 3 balls.

Needles: U.S. size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notion: Tapestry needle; 7” (18 cm) square iron-on interfacing; 28” x 10” (71 cm x 25.5 cm) piece of lining fabric; sewing needle and thread; pins; iron.

Note: Written instructions and a chart are both included for the lace pattern; choose your favorite way of working lace.