Amble

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Bags
Designer: 
Melba Clapp

Amble is a tiny cabled purse with knitted handles and buckled strap.

One size

 

Finished Measurements

Approximately 11” across bottom x 7” high (Not including handle)

 

Materials

2 Hanks Berroco Ultra Alpaca (100 grs), #6233 Rose Spice

Straight knitting needles, sizes 9 (5.50 mm) and 10 (6.00 mm)

Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G)

Two double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 5 (3.75 mm)

Cable needle (cn)

One 1” buckle

2 St markers

 

Note

There are no gauge requirements for this project.

 

Stitch Glossary

CB4

Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k2, then k2 from cn

CB6

Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k3, then k3 from cn

 

Pattern Stitch

Row 1 (RS):  K1, p2, k4, p2, place marker, (k6, p1) 3 times, k6, place marker, p2, k4, p2, k1.

Row 2 and all WS rows:  K1, k the k sts and p the p sts as they face you to last st, end k1.

Row 3:  K1, p2, CB4, p2, (k6, p1) 3 times, k6, p2, CB4, p2, k1.

Row 5:  K1, p2, k4, p2, (CB6, p1) 3 times, CB6, p2, k4, p2, k1.

Row 7:  Rep Row 3.

Row 9:  K1, p2, k4, p2, (k6, p1) 3 times, k6, p2, k4, p2, k1.

Row 11:  K1, p2, CB4, p2, (CB6, p1) 3 times, CB6, p2, CB4, p2, k1.

Row 12:  Rep Row 2.

Rep these 12 rows for Pat St.

 

Body of Bag

With larger straight needles, using 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 45 sts.  Work even in Pat St for 3”, end on WS.

Inc Row 1 (RS):  Work in pat as established, work M1p, p1, M1p over each p1 between 6-st cables – 51 sts.  Work in pat as established, (working p3 instead of each p1 on RS rows) until piece measures 5” from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row 2 (RS):  Work in pat as established, work p1, M1p, p1 over each p2 on each side of 4-st cables – 55 sts.  Work in pat as established, (working p3 instead of each p2 on RS rows) until piece measures approximately 6” from beg, end on Row 7 of Pat St.  Change to smaller straight needles.

Bottom of Bag:  Dec Row (WS):  K across, dec 1 st in center of each 4-st and 6-st cable – 49 sts.  Work even in Garter St until 5 Garter St ridges have been completed, end on RS.

Inc Row (WS):  K across, inc 1 st in center of each 4-st and 6-st cable – 55 sts.  Change to larger straight needles.

Next Row (RS):  K1, p3, k4, p3, (k6, p3) 3 times, k6, p3, k4, p3, k1.  Beg with Row 2, work in Pat St, (working p3 instead of each p1 and p2 on RS rows) until piece measures 1” above last Garter St ridge, end on WS.

Dec Row 1 (RS):  Work in pat as established, work p2 tog over each p2 on each side of 4-st cables – 51 sts.  Work in pat as established, (working p3 instead of each p1 on RS rows) until piece measures approximately 3” above last Garter St ridge, end on WS.

Dec Row 2 (RS):  Work in pat as established, work p3 tog over each p3 between 6-st cables – 45 sts. Work even in Pat St until piece measures 6” above last Garter St ridge, end on WS.  Bind off.

 

Side Gusset (Make 2)

With RS facing, using smaller straight needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog, pick up and k6 sts along side of Bottom of Bag (Garter St ridges).  Work even in Garter St until gusset, when slightly stretched, reaches to cast-on and bound-off edges of bag, end on WS.  Bind off.  Sew sides of Gusset to edges of body of bag. Repeat on the other side of body of bag.

 

Finishing

Belt:  With crochet hook, using 2 strands of yarn held tog, make a chain long enough to fit around bag 1” down from top edge plus 4”.  Work 1 sc 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, work 3 sc’s in last ch, work 1 sc in each st of foundation ch to beg.  Fasten off.  Fold one end of belt over bar of buckle and sew in place.

Belt Holders (Make 8):  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join single strand of yarn in p2 on one side of 4-st cable 1” down from top of bag.  Ch for ¾”, then join with a sl st in bag ¾” below beg of ch.  Fasten off.  Repeat in each p2 on both sides of 4-st cables around bag.  Beg at center front, draw belt through belt holders, then buckle in front.

Sew top edges of bag tog 1” in from each side.

Top Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook and 2 strands of yarn held tog, beg at one side edge, work in Reverse sc around top edge of bag, join with a sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.

Handles (Make 2):  With dpn’s, using 1 strand of yarn, cast on 3 sts.  Make I-Cord as follows:

Row 1:  * K3, do not turn work.  Slide sts to beg of needle to work next row from RS.  Rep from * until cord measures 8”.  Fasten off.  Sew one end of first handle to each side of top opening on front of bag.  Repeat with second handle on back of bag.