It has been lovely to now be able to use our patio, after waiting so long over the summer to see it finished. It's a pity the evenings are getting shorter and cooler now, but we have had a few bar-b-ques over the last few weeks. Our chiminea keeps us warm when the sun goes down.
Its great to sit out and have coffee or tea, and do a bit of puppet knitting.
This little knitted purse was given to me a while ago as an idea for a shoebox gift.
I don't know who made it but I decided to copy it. Here's the result.
And here's the pattern:
Oddments of double knitting wool in 3 colours.
Needle size: 3.5 mm (UK 9) and 6mm (UK 4)
Using 3.5 mm needles and 1st colour, cast on 16 sts.
Knit 2 rows in garter stitch. (Every row knit)
Next row: ( Make button hole) K7, cast off 2 sts, knit to end.
Next row: K7, cast on 2 sts, knit to end.
Work 6 more rows in garter st. Break off wool.
Change to 6 mm needles and join in other two colors together, knitting with double thickness.
Knit 28 rows in garter st. Break off wool.
Change back to 3.5 mm needles and join in 1st colour again. Knit 10 rows in garter stitch. Cast off.
Fold work in half and stitch up side seams. Sew on a button opposite button hole.
Have a nice weekend.