Thursday, July 28, 2011

Moss Green Knitted Handbag

Yeah! I've got another project completed and I'm so excited about it :-)

I found another of my uncompleted projects that just needed a lining to be finished. I started off with Lion Brand's Wool-Ease chunky yarn in the color Moss.


When using a chunky yarn and size 15 or 17 needles, you can EASILY whip out a simple knitted handbag in no time! This is another of my winter time projects from sitting in front of the TV, catching up on shows via Netflix.

Starting with my size 15 circular needles, I cast on 50 stitches. The pattern is an alternating knit, purl and cable pattern. Really using any pattern that fits into 50 stitches (which has become the magical number for me) will work. BUT, if a more intricate design is used, you may have to consider increasing the number of stitches a bit AND using any even bigger needle so the stitches show :-)




I used faux black bamboo handles and wrapped the yarn around them while sewing into the handbag body to get them attached. The lining is a cotton fabric in a black and white damask pattern. I used a magnetic silver snaps inside. I ironed on fusible batting behind the snaps to give it more stability.

This item is for sale here.

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  1. Sweet stuff! I hope you can check out my stuff as well.

  2. Seriously? Like, really? This is a-ma-zing! Love the color, love the style, love it all! I'm totally impressed! I hope you'll pop by my blog sometime,

  3. Looks awesome! Great color choice!

  4. Still love it! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  5. So pretty! It reminds me of one of my favorite chunky sweaters. So warm and Comfy!
    Thanks for linking up at Patches of Pink!

  6. This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others to even attempt this feat. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  7. Great project!!! Thanks for joining us at Patches of Pink!!!

  8. The moment I saw your blog title I knew I would love your site! I found your link at a blog party and am a new follower! I would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

    I look forward to blogging with you!

  9. This is beautiful! I love the fabric you've chosen for the lining. Thanks for joining us at Patches of Pink!

  10. Oh, this looks like fall to me, so gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing at Freestyle Friday!




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