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Bear Paws Purse / Bag


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  • Lace

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Browsing through a knitting book, a nice pattern draw my attention. In French it was called Pattes d'ours (bear paws). A little purse came to my mind to make. As I was finished knitting, my son thought I had made a hat. And indeed, I can put my purse on my head perfectly. So, you can use this pattern to make: a little purse - with a set of 2.5 mm (US 1.5) DP needles a hat - with a set of 2.5 mm (US 1.5) DP needles a shopping bag - with a set of 4.5 mm (US 7) DP needles or which one you choose or whatever use you can see of it The pattern has written instructions as wel as charted. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting in the round lace knitting GAUGE with needles US 1.5 my swatch in the bear paws motif was: 27 stitches x 52 rows for a square of 10 cm x 10 cm SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Purse (US 1.5): bottom diameter 16 cm Purse (US 1.5): height 18 cm Bag (US 7): bottom diameter 30 cm Bag (US 7): height 45 cm

Recommended with this pattern

  • 260 yards yarn
  • five 2,5 mm (US 1.5) double pointed (sock) needles
  • one 2,5 mm 80 cm (US 1.5 24-36) circular needle

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