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Heirloom Bridal Purses

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Heirloom Bridal Purses
Heirloom Bridal Purses

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

1 skein project

These purses are knit up in 100% silk and embellished with beads to create this one-of-a-kind heirloom purse. No weddings - no worries as this purse is elegant enough for any prom, cruise or special occasison.

Copyright 2006 Lisa Ellis Designs


5 sts = 1" in St st (Not crucial for this size project)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Star purse: 5 1/2" w x 5" high
  • Diamond purse: 5 1/2" w x 6 1/2" high


  • 130 yds of light worsted or DK weight silk
  • US #6 straight needles
  • 2 vials silver lined 6.0 crystal beads (diamond purse)
  • 1 vial larger sized silver lined crystal beads (optional for strap)
  • 1/4 yd Baroque satin (for lining)
  • 1 button - 1/2" in circumference (star purse)
  • 1 yd of organza, 1/2" to 1" wide (diamond purse)