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A bit of an entrepreneurial addict, I am also a homeschooling mom who lives in Central IL. I manage my family's goat and chicken farm, run a side business selling soaps, lotions and other bath ...

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Textured Cable Purse

from Hickory Stix Knit & Crochet
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Textured Cable Purse
Textured Cable Purse

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast On
  • Cast Off
  • Knit Stitch
  • Purl Stitch
  • Cable
  • Follow a Chart
  • Knit in Round on Circular Needle
  • Machine or Hand Sew Lining Fabric

Pattern Description:

I designed this bag for myself. I really crave textures in my knitting and needed a new purse, so I decided to knit myself something up. I really liked the outcome. I've included instructions for a lining, magnetic snap closure, and a method of keeping the strap from stretching out so much. When you're done with the purse, check out the matching wrap!


20 stitches = 4" in Pattern Stitch. Exact dimensions not required.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 14.5" x 11.5" - Exact dimensions not required


  • Approximately 400 yards of worsted weight yarn
  • One 24" circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge (Suggest US 9/5.5 mm) or 1 set of 5 double-pointed needles in size needed to obtain gauge (Suggest US 9/5.5 mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 yard lining fabric
  • 2 magnetic snaps
  • 4 2x2 squares of a stiff fabric or plastic canvas
  • Matching thread
  • Tapestry Needle