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Heart-Felt Purse

Quick and easy!

yarn: 1 skein Reynolds Lite Lopi
(or other similar wool for felting)
small amount of Gedifra Technohair
(or other eyelash type yarn)

needles: US 10.5 and US 11

abbreviations

k = knit
p = purl
st(s) = stich(es)
k2tog = knit 2 sts together
st st = stockinette stitch (k sts on RS rows, p sts on WS rows)
rev st = reverse stockinette (p sts on RS rows, k sts on WS rows)
garter st = k all rows
f&b = knit into front and back of stitch

Want a quick, cheap felting project? Make this cute little heart purse, looks awesome in black! I fit my wallet and cell phone in it. Worked in one piece and folded in half, sewing side seams.

INSTRUCTIONS

- Using US 11 and Reynolds Lite Lopi, cast on 18 sts
- starting with k row (RS), work st st for 29 rows
work rev st as follows:
- next row (WS): k across
- next row: p across
- next row: k across
- next row: p across
switch to st st as follows:
- next row (WS): p across
- work 4 rows st st
- follow HEART CHART
- work 5 more rows st st
- bind off loosely, knit wise

MAKE STRAP
- with US 10.5 needles (or US 11 if you don't have size 10.5), cast on 4 sts
- work 10 rows st st
- increase row: k1, k into f&b of next st, k into f&b of next st, k1 (6sts)
- work 13 rows st st
- increase row: k1, k into f&b of next st, k2, k into f&b of next st, k1 (8sts)
- work 9 rows st st
- work 34 rows garter st
- work 9 rows st st
- decrease row: k1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1
- work 13 rows st st
- decrease row: k1, k2tog, k2tog, k1 (4sts)
- work 10 rows st st
- bind off

FINISHING: Fold in half with RS out, sew side seams.
Sew strap to outside of bag, placing about 1 to 2 inches of strap along side seam.
Felt in the sink for about 50 minutes, or felt in your washing machine, checking often.
YAY, you're done! Hang to dry.

    


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