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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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Nessa Purse

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Nessa Purse
Nessa Purse

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