Double knitting and stuff

Monday, July 03, 2006

Lynn's double knitting and stuff

No-sew purse

Well.....Here I am...I finally started a blog. How is that pronounced?? I hope there is spell check on here. I'm 64 now and simple words escape me sometimes. Feel free to correct my spelling.
I am not a fantastic knitter or designer either. I like to knit by ear. I'm one of those people that is just not good following patterns so I like to make my own.
I dug out the knitting needles and decided to make a way...I've never made a purse of any, I'm hoping for opinions of this design.
I have bags of old yarn to use up so if you wonder at times about my use of wool and colours, it's because I have decided not to buy any yarn until most of what I have has been used up. Besides, I'm fifty miles from any stores, so I've learned to make do with what I have.
This purse is made on straight needles...double pointed work best...There are no seams to sew up and it has 3 sections inside for your "what have you "...change I used drapery rings for the the flap and made the design on the rings using a macrame' square knot and for the strap I used a half square knot which makes a twist. It could have been braided or knitted or crocheted...

I made a macrame wall hanging a long time ago and I'd been thinking of trying it again. I have a bag full of these drapery rings so I decided to combine the rings and macrame' with my knitting. You could also use costume bracelets or what have you. I didn't want to add buttons or anything you have to be doing up and undoing. Just flip it over and back and the weight keeps it closed.

Doesn't look like much but this is the purse and the inside sections. When you fold it back on will be right side out and ready to knit the flap.
Like so.....I don't take very good pictures. In the picture below, I'm trying to show the sections inside the purse before I added the flap etc.

So here it no-sew purse, complete with 3 inside pockets, all made in one piece. I think it might be cute on a teen and would go well with jeans.


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