Cabled Purse

Introduction: Cabled Purse

I was shopping for a Christmas present for my very fashion-conscious sister-in-law when I saw a knitted purse in a high-end clothing store. Instead of paying the $150 for the purse, I decided to make it myself!

I took a picture of the purse and made up a pattern for it by combining and altering several cable patterns from Traditional Aran Knitting by Shelagh Hollingworth. I then sewed on leather handles and lined it with fabric so that it could function well as a purse. The purse was a success and saved me over $100, which is very nice considering I am a 19-year-old college student and saving money is important.

It was the first time I had made up a pattern and I learned many new techniques, such as how to knit bobbles. I used a now discontinued yarn, but comparable to Lion Brand's Wool Ease yarn on size 8 needles. I knitted the front and back panels identically, and I knitted a long garter stitch panel for the sides and bottom. I sewed them all together with a machine. For the side tabs, I knitted a single cable and attached by hand with buttons.

I added pictures of the purse that I drew my inspiration from. As you can see, the purse I made is not exactly the same (I learned after making it how I should have done it to make it identical), but I have grown to like my design well :)



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    could I please get this pattern? that bag is amazing!

    hi there, I'm really interested to try this out .. could you please email me the pattern at Thanks so much ♥

    Please email pattern to

    I love it!! Would you send me the pattern, please? My email

    That is so beautiful!!
    Would you send me your pattern and instructions? Thank You!!

    I would love the pattern and instruction please?! My e-mail is
    Thanks in advance, this is an amazing job! I give you props, I wouldn't have the patience.

    You did an amazing job with this. I would love to give this pattern a shot; my mom loves purses and I bet she'd love this. My e-mail is tsukishine at

    sorry forgot to add my email, it would be thank you so much, hope the gf likes it too .

    heya, came accross this, and I was looking to knit a purse and wallet for my gf, trying to step it up for xmas, after the basic scarf. ;) I would love it if you could share this pattern, as it would be cool for me to try my best to recreate this wonderful bag. thks. x

    Could I get the pattern for this? I absolutely love it. My email is:

    Could I please get this pattern?
    Thanks in advance :)

    Hi, that is the cutest purse I've ever seen! I'm just starting into knitting, and I would love to try to make one for myself - could you please email me the pattern you created? My email is
    Thanks for sharing such an adorable design, I'm looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!!

    Hi, I loved your purse! It's so beautiful. Could I get your pattern? Thank you in advance for sharing!

    Your purse it amazing! I would love to try the pattern, can you please send it to me at, thank you so much!

    This is a gorgeous purse. I would LOVE the pattern. I just mastered cables and knitted a small cable purse but it doesn't compare to yours... Thanks for sharing your purse.

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    The pattern is in a word document, so if you give me your email address, I can email it to you.

    anyway you could email me the pattern... thanks bunches

    Hi! I would love to get the pattern too :) My email is thank you so much

    Could I get the pattern for your cabled. purse. It is so nice. Thank you. My email address is Again, thank you.