Jul 29, 2018

Mila Purse

Designed by Isela Phelps

A small purse can be the perfect accent piece for your next event. The Mila purse depicts a horizontal chunky 8-stitch cable amidst purls. Chunky cables are possible on the knitting looms! Check out the Zippy Loom Knit Cables to learn the new technique! 

LOOM:  Rotating Double Knit Loom, outer ring only.

YARN:  100% mercerized wool. Red Heart Chic Sheep was used in sample [3.5oz/100g, 186yd/170m 2 skeins in Sterling color.

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle, D shaped handles (pair) 8-1/8”x 4”

GAUGE: 9.5 sts x 15 rows= 2 inches in stockinette

SIZE:  Approx 10” wide x 9” tall (assembled).

ABBREVIATIONS

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

st(s)=stitch(es)

8st LC =8 stitch Left Cable

NOTE

The pattern uses the doubling-stitch peg technique illustrated in booklet Zippy Loom Knit Cables

INSTRUCTIONS

Panel 1

Cast on 52 stitches from left to right on your knitting loom as follows: A stitch per peg on first 8 pegs, 4 stitches on the 9th peg, 4 stitches on the 10th peg, then 36 stitches, one per peg. Prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to end of row (make sure you knit each individual stitch on the pegs (9 and 10) with multiple stitches)

Row 2: p until you reach peg 9 (the first peg with the multiple stitches), k8 (knit the 8 stitches that are on peg 9 and 10), p to the end of row.

Row 3: k to end of row (make sure you knit each individual stitch on the pegs (9 and 10) with multiple stitches)

Row 4: p until you reach peg 9 (the first peg with the multiple stitches), k8 (knit the 8 stitches that are on peg 9 and 10), p to the end of row..

Row 5: k to end of row (make sure you knit each individual stitch on the pegs (9 and 10) with multiple stitches)

Row 6: p until you reach peg 9 (the first peg with the multiple stitches), k8 (knit the 8 stitches that are on peg 9 and 10), p to the end of row.

Row 7: k36, *8stLC (these stitches are on the two pegs), k to end of row.

Row 8: p until you reach peg 9 (the first peg with the multiple stitches), k8 (knit the 8 stitches that are on peg 9 and 10), p to the end of row.

Repeat Rows 1-8 until panel measures approximately 12 inches from cast on edge.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Panel 2

Cast on 52 sts (from left to right), prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: p to end of row.

Row 2: k to end of row.

Repeat Row 1 and Row 2 until panel measures approximately 12 inches from cast on edge.

(Tip: count the number of garter stitch ridges on first panel, and do the same number of garter stitch ridges on second panel).

Assembly

Note: the panel direction is sideways so that the cable lays horizontally.

 

Before sewing the sides of the bag, sew the handles in place.

 

Once the handles are secured, seam around the bag, starting on one side, then down the bottom of the bag, then up the other side of the bag.

Weave ends in.

 

 Isela Phelps, known in the loom knitting community as “Purling Sprite”. She is the author of the best-seller loom knitting series, Loom Knitting Primer.  She maintains a blog at purlingsprite.com

Have questions or comments for Isela? Feel free to leave a comment below!

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2 Comments

  • I’m hoping you can answer a question for me. I have the original 30″ metal peg loom. It double knits but I would like to set it up for single knit. However it doesn’t have any connector pegs like come with the 18 &20″ boards. Do you know where I can get some?

  • I have a off topic question about socks.
    Your you tube sock tut using the orange sock loom was very helpful and easy to follow.
    My sock at the toe end has, what I call, an ear on each side of the toe. The sock won’t follow the contour of my foot, it sticks out on each side.
    My question is
    Can I eliminate 2 w&t on each side and then would I just not do anything to those pegs until the last round where I just knit all the pegs?
    I wouldn’t have been able to make a sock without your tut. The hardest thing for me was to do the kitchner stitch.
    Thank you Isela

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