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Opera Bag


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic decreases I-Cord mattress stitch GAUGE For a durable purse, choose needles smaller in size than would be usual for Stocking stitch in your chosen yarn. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS variable

Recommended with this pattern

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

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Lucy Neatby
A former navigation officer for British cargo ships, Lucy Neatby now finds herself submerged in the fabulous world of fiber. Whether designing, writing or instructing, she strives to bring out the true fun in knitting. Her website, Lucy Neatby Designs, is no different. Lucy is also the face behind a series of instructional DVDs, Learn with Lucy, and the author of popular books, including Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters.