Monday, August 20, 2007

Lotus Purse Pattern


A drawstring pouch with lotus blossom shaped cables and knotted tassels.

The original inspiration comes from the lotus purse, a traditional Chinese pouch. It is usually attached to the belt as a coin purse or a cosmetics bag. Hand stitched, embroidered, and tasseled, it showcases a woman’s needlework skills and reflects her personality. It is therefore a popular keepsake gift between family members and betrothed ones as a token of love.

Finished Size
4”/10 cm X 6”/15 cm, without tassels

Materials
• Approximately 150 yds/135 m of 4-ply/fingering yarn. Shown in Filatura Di Crosa Dolce Amore (cotton, 198 yds/180 m per 50 g ball), #7 lavender, 1 ball
• A set of size US#4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles (dpns); or a size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 24” or 32” (60 or 80 cm) in length
• Cable needle
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle

Skills needed
Cast on, bind off, knit and purl stitches, cable stitches, decreases, increases, knit in the round, pick up stitches.

Price
$5.25 - you will be sent a link to download the pattern as a .pdf file (290 kb).


Thank you for looking and have a great day :-)!

-Iris

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