Calypso Handbag
from KikuKnits Follow

The Calypso handbag was inspired by those hot summers days when all you want to do is have an ice lolly and dive into a cool swimming pool!!  It is a great size bag that is perfect for all manner of activities and is worked in a Zig zag slip stitch that makes the fabric thick and stretch resistant.  The base is constructed with an envelope fold that adds extra strength and gives it a lovely shape. Being knitted flat and sewn up makes this a good project for all skill levels. 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Measurements: Length: 80cm/ 31.5ins, Width (flat): 36cm/ 14 ins


Yarn 1: Rico Designs ‘Essentials cotton’ [100% Cotton, 130m/ 142yds per 50g/ 1.75oz] In colours: 51 Nature, 5 balls & 87 Pumpkin, 2 balls. 

Yarn 2: Wendy ‘Peter Pan dk’ [55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic; 170m/ 186yds per 50g/ 1.75oz ball] In colour: 937 Blue, 1 ball.

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