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Gwen Tevis Handcrafts: Knitting Patterns

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A medium-sized handbag featuring a decorative cable band.


6” x 13¼” / 15cm x 33.5cm, without handles.


145yds / 133m Aran weight wool or wool blend yarn. Shown in:

Alpenglow Yarn Angelo’s Aran (100% Corriedale Wool; 145yds / 133m; 3.5oz / 100g) in Orchid, 1 skein.

US6 / 4mm 16” / 40cm and 24” / 60cm circular needles.

One pair of 5” x 3” rectangular purse handles.

Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.

Magnetic purse closure (optional).


20 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch.

If substituting yarn, note that this pattern is worked at an unusually tight gauge for this weight yarn to create a dense, durable fabric.


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