Sarah Purse by Louisa Harding

Sarah Purse

November 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle pattern on larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
651 yards (595 m)
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Pattern description from Knitting Little Luxuries: “The simple construction of this little purse lets the color and pattern take center stage. Worked in soft, chalky pastels, as shown here, it is at home on the beach. Worked in brighter shades, it’s a fun and eye-catching tote for any season. You could even knit a different colorway on each side of the purse to make it reversible.”

Finished Size: About 11.75” (30 cm) wide and 11.5” (29 cm) tall, excluding handles

Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Louisa Harding Nautical Cotton (100% mercerized cotton; 93 yd 85 m/50 g): #2 natural (cream), 2 balls; #4 sky (blue), 1 ball; #13 flax (brown), 2 balls; #23 sage (green), 1 ball; and #3 rose (pink), 1 ball.

Needles: U.S. size 5 (3.75 mm) and U.S. size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; pair of 8” (20.5 cm) wide x 5.5” (14 cm) high curved bag handles with slits.