Piper Purse by Louisa Harding

Piper Purse

November 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern on largest needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
372 yards (340 m)
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Pattern description from Knitting Little Luxuries: “This bag began as a design experiment when I charted out and knitted an Aran pattern. I decided to turn the resulting piece of fabric on its side, sending the traditional cables in an entirely new direction. Transform your knitting experiment into an unexpected accessory by seaming two sides together, adding simple garter stitch, and finishing it with curved bag handles.”

Finished Measurements: About 11.5” (29cm) wide, 11” (28cm) tall, excluding handles

Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium)
Louisa Harding Nautical Cotton (100% mercerized cotton; 93 yd 85 m/50 g): #4 gray, 4 balls.

Needles: U.S. size 6 (4 mm), U.S. size 7 (4.5 mm), and U.S. size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; 2 curved bag handles, 8.5” (21.5 cm) wide and 5” (12.5 cm) tall.