Knit cable purses make an ordinary knitted bag extraordinary. By adding a cable to a simple purse pattern, the bag goes from plain to chic.
Knit cables are often found on knitted garments such as sweaters or scarves. They offer rich texture in a way that looks complicated but isn't once you master the basics of knitting cables.
There are many cable stitch patterns that can be used on a knit purse to jazz it up. Just find a basic knit purse pattern or make up your own and then add some cables to it.
Free Knit Cable Purse PatternsOr if you want a knit cable purse pattern, check out these two free knit cable purses:
- Yarniverse has a knit cable purse pattern with two cables. The purse is whip stitched to handles when it is complete.
- Knit Picks also has a free chunky cable purse pattern on its website. The purse has two types of cables on it.
Books With Knit Cable Purse PatternsThere are a couple of great cable-oriented knitting books with each having a pattern for a knit cable bag.
- Inspired Cable Knits: 20 Creative Designs For Making Sweaters and Accessories by Fiona Ellis has a knit cable yoga bag. This book has some incredible cable knits including sweaters and blankets and scarves that will keep you knitting cables for time to come.
- Cables Untangled: An Exploration of Cable Knitting by Melissa Leapman has a little bag with handles. The bag is knit with Classic Elite Yarns's Bazic which is auperwash wool worsed weight yarn. This book also has a great cable stitch pattern dictionary divided into cabled ribs stitch patterns, cabled panels, and allover cable patterns.