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Juno’s Summer Cotton Purse


Ann V. Gallentine

Size: 9 inches wide, 5 inches deep, 9 inches high

Materials: Size #8 U.S. circular needles (24 inch), 13 ozs. Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Solid color Light Blue, cable needle, stitch marker, large eye sewing needle, small amount of cotton.

Gauge: 7 ½ sts, 15 rows = 2 inches in garter stitch

Notes: 2 strands of yarn are used throughout the pattern

Abbreviation: sssk: slip, slip, slip, knit all together

Pattern Stitch

(Adapted from Big Book of Knitting Stitches page 77)

Multiple of 6 sts

Rounds 1 and 5: knit

R 2 and all even rounds: knit

R3: *slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back of work, k2, k2 from holder, k2, rep from *

R7: *k2, sl 2 to cable needle and hold in front of work, k2, k2 from holder, rep from *

R8: knit

Rep 8 rows for pattern


With 2 strands of yarn CO 35 sts.

Knit 36 rows.


Pick up 17 sts along the edge, pick up 35 sts along CO edge, pick up 17 sts along next edge. (104 sts) Place Marker to indicate the end of the round.

Purl 1 Round

Increase Round

Increase 22 sts evenly spaced (126 sts)

Rep Rows 1-8 of pattern 5 times, or desired length, ending with Row 1

Decrease Round

Decrease 22 sts evenly spaced (104 sts)Handle Holes:

K8, yo, k2tog, k15, k2tog, yo, k12, yo, k2tog, k5, k2tog, yo, k12, yo, k2tog, k15, k2tog, yo, k12, yo, k2tog, k5, k2tog, yo, k4.

Purl 4 rounds. BO in purl


I-cord: With 2 strands of yarn, CO 6 sts. Work I-cord for 40 inches or desired length. BO

Thread I-cord through Handle Holes as follows:

With CO edge, weave from public to private side of the 2nd yo, from the private to public side of the 3rd yo, from the public to private side of the 4th yo. Proceed in this manner until all holes have been used and the CO end is on the public side of first hole. Sew the CO and BO ends of I-cord together.


With 2 strands of yarn CO 7 sts. K 10 rows.

Button Hole: k3, yo,yo,yo, k2tog, k2

Row 2: k1, k2tog, k the first yo, dropping the second and third yo’s, k2tog, k1. (5 sts)

Rows 3: k2, knit into yo of row below, k2

Row 4: knit

Row 5: k2tog, k1, k2tog. BO

Sew the CO edge in place on the top center of one side of the purse.


With 2 strands of yarn, place slipknot on needle, leaving a 6 inch tail. Inc into this st as follows: *k1, yo, rep from * 3 times, k1. (7 sts)

Work 7 rows of st st, beginning with a purl row.

Dec Row: sssk, k1, k3tog.

Next Row: purl 3 tog. Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail and draw through stitch.

Insert small amount of cotton into center of bobble. Draw CO and BO tails together and sew in on the opposite side from closure. Weave in ends.

Copyright © June 2009 by Ann V. Gallentine, Clayton KS 67629

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