Bette's Felted Envelope Purse - Self Handle


Materials: 1 skein of Lamb's Pride Worsted (LPW) or Nature Spun Worsted (NSW) (approximately 180 yds), plus 120 yds of Eros, Charm, Flora, or furry yarn such as Fun Fir or Zap, or second accent yarns of your choice. May be worked in LPW or NSW only. Size 10 1/2 needles.

  • With LPW or NSW, cast on 40 sts. Work in garter stitch for 7 rows.
  • Next row: Knit 13, bind off 14, knit 13.
  • Next row: Knit 13, cast on 14, knit 13.
  • If you are using nonhairy accent yarn, garter stitch for 2 rows. If using hairy yarn, garter stitch for 7 rows (to keep fir away from opening).
  • Using both yarns, 1) work in garter stitch for slightly ridged look; or 2) if using accent yarn that obscures the surface, work in stockinette stitch for 88 rows.
  • Drop the second yarn, and with LPW or NSW, work in garter stitch for 2 or 7 rows to match beginning.
  • Next row: Knit 13, bind off 14, knit 13.
  • Next row: Knit 13, cast on 14, knit 13.
  • Work in garter stitch for 7 rows.
  • Bind off. Seam sides. Measurement before seaming & felting is approximately 13 inches wide and 26 inches long. After seaming and felting, approximate size is 11 inches wide and 7 inches long.
  • Felt.