Saturday Night: Purse Knitting Pattern

Saturday Night, a knitted purse
Photo by Randall Smith

LaBeana Bags Purseware This purse is the first product of my collaboration with Lauren Abrams of LaBeana Bags.

Lauren’s resin purse handles are a joy to work with—beautifully crafted and very sturdy. The pattern for the purse is a free download available below; purchase Lauren’s handles from the LaBeana Bags Etsy shop.

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Purchase the purse handles from the LaBeana Bags Etsy shop.

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Saturday Night, a knitted purse pattern
Photo by Randall Smith

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 8"/20 cm tall x 10"/25 cm wide at the widest point

Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (80% cotton/20% merino, 215 yds/197 m per 3.5 oz/100 g), shown in Cavern; 2 skeins

Take the time to check gauge before beginning to make sure the finished purse will fit the handles.

The purse itself can be knit by a beginner, but the blocking and seaming may require more advanced skills; you will be using mattress stitch to graft a curved bind-off edge to another curved bind-off edge and both pieces are patterned.

This pattern includes:

  • Stockinette stitch
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Picking up stitches
  • 3-needle bind-off
  • Blocking
  • Mattress stitch

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  1. MrsMommaD says:

    Where do you get the leaves to add to the bag? Or do you have a pattern for them also?

  2. Teresa Valdez says:

    I’ve tried to find the Sliver purse handles on this page Saturday Night: Purse Knitting Pattern on Labeana site you have posted there is no purse wares for this name. She is no longer on where else can I find these handles. Help!

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