Opera Bag Pattern


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Opera Bag Pattern

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic decreases
  • I-Cord
  • mattress stitch

Pattern Description:

Mate plane geometry with subtle elegance, and the result is this lovely gift-sized project, ideal for knitters on the go. This bag provides a perfect use for rare skeins of exotic yarn or a perfect frame to highlight one fabulous button. The bag is knit as a continuous strip of equilateral triangles, trimmed with an l-cord strap and button loop.

This project is also available as a kit from my website.


For a durable purse, choose needles smaller in
size than would be usual for Stocking stitch in your chosen yarn.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • variable


  • Any type and weight of yarn will work well for this project, smooth yarns will show off the details best.
  • For a 5" purse with 2.5" opening, allow 80m/88yds of Aran/Worsted weight (approximately 50g) on 5mm (US #6) needles. For a 3" purse with 1.5" opening, allow 64m/70yds of Fingering weight (approximately 20g) on 2.25mm (US#1) needles.

You Will Also Need:

  • Three double pointed needles in a size suited to your yarn.

About Designer

About Designer

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Lucy Neatby
by Lucy Neatby
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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Lifelong addicted knitter and technique junkie. Full time hand-knitting designer and teacher. Author of Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitter's Finish in Style and the Learn with Lucy series of DVDs (16 titles).

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