Two-Tone Triangle Purse by Mary D'Alton

Two-Tone Triangle Purse

September 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, before felting
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
About 18" (45.5 cm) wide at base and 11" (28 cm) tall after felting, excluding handles.
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Pattern description from Bag Style: “Mary D’Alton turned to Japanese origami for the construction of this clever bag. She knitted two diamonds - one burgundy and one chartreuse - then folded them together into a triangle shape. She made the handles by working the last three stitches of two of the diamonds into a long piece of I-cord, which she sewed to the top edge of the opposite diamond. To keep the construction simple, Mary felted the whole thing to firm up the knitted fabric, making a sturdy pouch-style bag - no need for a lining; no need for a closure.”

Finished Size: About 18” (45.5 cm) wide at base and 11” (28 cm) tall after felting, excluding handles.

Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium). Harrisville Designs New England Highland (100% wool; 200 yd (183 m)/100 g): #39 russet (burgundy) and #07 tundra (chartreuse), 1 ball each.

Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): straight and set of 2 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; net laundry bag.

Note about gauge: Swatch both colors of yarn to make sure they have the same gauge.