Folks have asked for the pattern to the beaded bag which I designed myself, so I thought, I would offer it to others.
Rowan Lurex Shimmer – Bronze
400-500 size 8 pearl seed beads
Size US 2 needles
String about 100 beads at a time. When you come to the end of a row and are nearing the end of the beads, clip the yarn about 2-3″ and string 100 more beads and start with the new end. Putting too many beads at one time on the yarn will cause it to fray and weaken.
Start with casting on about 50 stitches on US size 2-3
Knit 2 rows plain.
Row 3: K1, (slip a bead, k2)repeat until last stitch, K1
Row 4: K all stitches
Row 5: K2, (slip a bead, k2)
Row 5: K all stitches
Repeat rows 3-6 until the work is approximately 6″
Repeat beading pattern and at the same time decrease 1 stitch each side on the beaded rows until approx. 10 stitches remain or desired length.
K2 rows plain.
Bind off all stitches.
Fold the purse in 3rds and sew side seam.
You should probably line the bag and place cardboard between the lining and the bag. In my example, I still haven’t done that yet.