Nessa Purse Pattern


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Nessa Purse Pattern

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cabling
  • Lining a bag

Pattern Description:

Just one skein of bulky weight Knit Picks Wool of the Andes and some fancy mirrored cabling produces this simple but effective pursea great gift for yourself or a friend!

The purse is knit sideways, then folded and seamed along the sides. Go wild personalizing it with fancy handles and lining material, or let the cables sing on their own with simpler accessories.


15 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16in circumference by 8.75in deep [40.5cm by 22cm].


  • 125 - 140 yards (114 - 128 m) bulky weight wool
  • US10 (6mm) knitting needles
  • cabling needle
  • Yarn needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Purse handles
  • Bag Lining

Suggested yarn:

140 yards of Bulky weight

About Designer

About Designer


Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 5. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as a medical librarian in North Carolina, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website:

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