Thursday, July 26, 2007

Miss Ashley's Diamond Mosaic Purse Pattern


Miss Ashley's Diamond Mosaic Purse Pattern
A co-worker asked me to make her a light blue and pink purse. As usual I wanted to make it special and challenge myself with a new pattern. Her only stipulations were that she wanted it to have a flap and a shoulder strap. First I was going to do simple stripes but then I decided to incorporate a mosaic design. The diamonds are subtle and very elegant looking. The bag is knit flat in two pieces, the main body of the bag, and the shoulder strap. The sides are seamed and the strap attached. It is supersimple and would be ideal for someone just starting colorwork, as only one color is used on each row. As always make one for yourself, a friend, or charity, but do not sell them. If you would like to share the pattern please share the link and not the pattern itself. Thanks so much and happy knitting!

Supplies

  • Bernat Softee Chunky in 2 colors (If using a substitute yarn look on yarn label and use needle smaller than recommended to keep the stitches tight and prevent having to line the bag).
  • Size 9 Knitting needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • Crochet Hook (I crocheted a little loop for the button hole but you could easily knit one if you prefer)
  • Button

With Yarn A (blue) Cast on 39 stitches:

With Yarn A- Row 1: K1, *K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1* repeat from * to * ending K2.

With Yarn A- Row 2: P2, *P1, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P1, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2* repeat from * to * ending K1.

With Yarn B (pink)- Row 3: K1, *Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2* repeat from * to * ending with Slip 1, K1.

With Yarn B- Row 4: P1, Slip 1 *P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn A- Row 5: K1, *K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K3, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1* repeat from * to * ending K2.

With Yarn A- Row 6: P2, *Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P3, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P1* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn B- Row 7: K1, *K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1* repeat from * to * ending K2.

With Yarn B- Row 8: P2, * P1, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P1, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn A- Row 9: K1, * Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2* repeat from * to * ending Slip 1, K1.

With Yarn A- Row 10: P1, Slip 1, *P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn B- Row 11: K1, *K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K3, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1* repeat from * to * ending K2.

With Yarn B- Row 12: P2, *Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P3, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P1* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn A- Row 13: K1, *K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1* repeat from * to * ending K2.

With Yarn A- Row 14: P2, *P1, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P1, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn B- Row 15: K1, *Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2* repeat from * to * ending Slip 1, K1.

With Yarn B- Row 16: P1, Slip 1, * P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn A- Row 17: K1, *K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K3, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1* repeat from * to * ending K2.

With Yarn A- Row 18: P2, * Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P3, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P1* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn B- Row 19: K1, *Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2* repeat from * to * ending Slip 1, K1.

With Yarn B- Row 20: P1, Slip 1, *P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn A- Row 21: K1, *K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1* repeat from * to * ending K2.

With Yarn A- Row 22: P2, *P1, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P1, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn B- Row 23: K1, *K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K3, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1* repeat from * to * ending K2.

With Yarn B- Row 24: P2, *Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P3, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P1* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn A- Row 25: K1, *Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2* repeat from * to * ending Slip 1, K1.

With Yarn A- Row 26: P1, Slip 1, *P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn B- Row 27: K1, *K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1* repeat from * to * ending K2.

With Yarn B- Row 28: P2, *P1, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P1, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn A- Row 29: K1, * K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K3, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1* repeat from * to * ending K2.

With Yarn A- Row 30: P2, *Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P3, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P1* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn B- Row 31: K1, *Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2* repeat from * to * ending Slip 1, K1.

With Yarn B- Row 32: P1, Slip 1, * P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2, Slip 1, P2 Slip 1* repeat from * to * ending P1.

With Yarn A- Row 33: Knit across

With Yarn A- Row 34: Purl across

With Yarn A- Row 35: Knit across

With Yarn A- Row 36: Purl across

With Yarn B- Rows 37-40: Repeat rows 33-36

With Yarn A- Rows 41-44: Repeat rows 33-36

With Yarn B- Row 45: Purl

With Yarn B- Row 46: Knit

With Yarn A- Rows 47-50: Repeat rows 33-36

With Yarn B- Rows 51-54: Repeat rows 33-36

With Yarn A- Rows 55-58: Repeat rows 33-36

Rows 59-91: Repeat rows 1-32 Tie off yarn B. All rows that follow are done with yarn A.

Row 92: Purl

Row 93: Knit

On all remaining rows: K1, K2 tog, Knit to last 3 stitches K2tog, K1. Until only a few stitches remain depending on size of button, and Bind off, then use yarn tail to crochet a loop for button closure. Sew up side seams and weave in ends. Attach button.

Strap:

Cast on 7 stitches and knit in garter stitch until desired length. Cast off and attach as seen in pictures.

Enjoy!

This Pattern is still being written as you read this. Sorry for the inconvenience.


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7 comments:

MLE said...

Cute purse!

Ashley said...

thanxs for my pretty purse i love it thanxs u so much

Ellen said...

Thank you so much for sharing your hard work, heart, and much more wraped up as beautiful knitting!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful purse! Such a neat technique too. There's a thread on KH linking to your gorgeous mosaic designs. Oh and congrats on finding the love of your life :)

Anonymous said...

Neat design!!!!!!!!!! I cou;d never do that.And nice funky bright colors!!!!!!!!!! Luv it!!!!!
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Nice post! Can’t wait for the next one. Keep stuff like this coming.

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