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DROPS 86-14 by DROPS Design

DROPS Felted Purses in Eskimo

DROPS 86-14

PURSE WITH FLAP AND BALL

Measurements:
Before felting: 34 cm wide at lower edge x 48 cm high [13?3/8" x 18?7/8"]
After felting: 28 cm wide at lower edge x 25 cm high [11" x 9-7/8"]

Materials: DROPS ESKIMO
350 gr nr 6, olive

DROPS 8 mm [US 11] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
DROPS 7 mm [US K] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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Gauge:
Before felting: 11 sts x 15 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
After felting: 13.5 sts x 28 rows (25 rows on strap).

Felting: The purse is felted in the washing machine on regular cycle with warm water and a small amount of detergent.

Front (side without flap): Cast on 38 sts and knit stockinette st. When the piece measures 8 cm dec 1 st at each side. Continue to dec 1 st at each side every 8 cm until 30 sts remain. When the piece measures 48 cm bind off all sts.
Back (side with flap): Cast on and knit the same as the front. When the piece measures 48 cm dec 1 st at each side = 28 sts. Measure the flap from here. When the flap measures 15 cm bind off 2 sts at each side every other row a total of 4 times, bind off the remaining 12 sts.

Assembly: Sew the front and back together at bottom and sides.
Shoulder strap: Cast on 8 sts and knit stockinette st. When strap measures 140 cm bind off all sts. Fold in half lengthwise and sew edges together to form a long tube. Sew ends of strap at each side of the purse.
Crochet 1 sc in the 5th st from one side of the bound-off edge on flap. Make a ch 50 cm long, then 1 sc in 8th st from same side of the bound-off edge = loop. Make a pompom approx. 10 cm in diameter – see instructions on page 29, and tie pompom to center of loop. Now felt the purse – see instructions above.


STRIPED PURSE
Measurements:
Before felting:
29 cm wide x 60 cm high [11?3/8" x 23?5/8"]
After felting:
24 cm wide x 32 cm high [9.5" x 12?5/8"]

Materials: ESKIMO
100 gr nr 3, brown
100 gr nr 5, turquoise
100 gr nr 6, olive
100 gr nr 25, green

DROPS 8 mm [US 11] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge:
Before felting: 11 sts x 15 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
After felting: 13.5 sts x 28 rows (25 rows on strap).


Felting: The purse is felted in the washing machine on regular cycle with warm water and a small amount of detergent.

Purse: Cast on 65 sts with green and knit stockinette st. When the piece measures 20 cm change to turquoise. When the piece measures 39 cm change to olive. When the piece measures 58 cm change to brown and knit 2 rows garter st and then bind off all sts.
Shoulder strap: Cast on 8 sts with brown and knit stockinette st until strap measures 120 cm, bind off all sts.

Assembly: Fold the purse in half and sew side seams. Sew strap ends at each side on the inside of the purse – sew halfway down on the olive stripe.
Fringe: Fasten 8 fringe tufts around the brown stripe at top as follows: cut 4 strands 35 cm long in brown, fold in half and pull folded end through the bound-off edge, pull ends through loop.
Now felt the purse as explained above. After felting – when the purse is still wet – fold half the olive stripe to right side.


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