Charlotte Purse by Louisa Harding

Charlotte Purse

November 2007
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
93 - 100 yards (85 - 91 m)
About 5.75" (14.5cm) wide & 9" (23cm) long
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Pattern description from Knitting Little Luxuries: “This adorable evening purse is deceptively simple: The basic shape can be knitted in less than an hour, but the options for adding embellishments are endless. The finished bag can be customized in so many ways, with ribbons, rosettes and vintage buttons from your stash. it’s the perfect way to carry a little lipstick and your keys for an evening out.”

Yarn: Chunky weight (#5 Bulky).
Louisa Harding Thalia (52% polyamid, 24% acrylic, 12% mohair, 6% wool, 6% metallic; 93 yd 85 m/50 g): #8 bisque (mauve/gray), 1 hank; a few yd (m) of yarn in complementary colors for flower decoration (at least 2 colors, MC and CC, for rosette and more colors as desired for small flowers).

Needles: U.S. size 11 (8 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; about seven 0.5-0.75” (1.3-2 cm) mother-of-pearl buttons; 20” (51 cm) length of 5/8” (1.5 cm) wide velvet ribbon; sewing needle and thread