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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    98 Discussions

    could I please get this pattern? that bag is amazing! ronan17987@gmail.com

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

    Please email pattern to Kparadise9@gmail.com

    I love it!! Would you send me the pattern, please? My email tessa.felina@gmail.com

    That is so beautiful!!
    Would you send me your pattern and instructions? Thank You!!
    Songbird4god05@gmail.com

    I would love the pattern and instruction please?! My e-mail is ariellehume@yahoo.com
    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 gmail.com

    sorry forgot to add my email, it would be same.doriebates@gmail.com 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: screamolover6659@yahoo.com

    Could I please get this pattern?
    thefutureisbulletproof@gmail.com
    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 ciara89@live.ie
    Thanks for sharing such an adorable design, I'm looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!!
    Ciara

    Hi, I loved your purse! It's so beautiful. Could I get your pattern? Thank you in advance for sharing!
    Isabel
    Isanavland@gmail.com
    :0)

    Your purse it amazing! I would love to try the pattern, can you please send it to me at sux_lollipop@hotmail.com, 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... aimeefrances@gmail.com.... thanks bunches

    Hi! I would love to get the pattern too :) My email is marty11@walla.com thank you so much

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