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hilarious, but fun - my next mindless project

I just found this pattern for a goofy purse :slight_smile:



Knit your own purse grenade:


k = knit, p = purl, st(s) = stitch(es), inc = increase, dec =
decrease, rep = repeat, slp = slip onto needle without knitting, tog =
together, nxt = next, yrn = yarn, fwd = forward, cont = continue, pat
= pattern, ss = stocking stitch: one row k, one row p


Should be knitted in chunky army green and gunmetal grey on 4mm
needles. Grenade is fastened with a kilt pin and keyring.

Grenade body

Cast on 40 sts and work in box stitch for 32 rows.

1st row. k4, p4, to end.

2nd row. k4, p4 to end.

3rd row. k4, p4 to end.

4th row. k4, p4 to end.

5th row. p4, k4 to end.

6th row. p4, k4 to end.

7th row. p4, k4 to end.

8th row. p4, k4 to end.

Rep rows 1-8, 4 times.

33rd row. k.

34th row. k1, *yrn fwd, k2tog. Rep from *to end.

35th row. k4 more rows.

Cast off.

The Top

Pick up 30 sts along the 32nd row of the grenade body. Do this by
starting and finishing 5sts in.

Commence in gunmetal grey.

1st row k.

2nd row p.

Rep these rows 3 times, dec 1 st at each end of p row.

9th row k.

10th row p.

Rep these rows 3 times, inc 1 st at each end of p row.

Cast off.

Press, fold along shortest row, and hem into 32nd row of body.

The trigger

Cast on 4 sts.

1st row k, inc1st at each end of row.

2nd row p.

3rd row as 1st row.

4th row p.

Cont in ss for 16 rows.

Then dec 1st at each end of every p row until 2sts remain.

K2tog (1 st remains), now make pin loop as follows:

1st row. Cast on 1st.

2nd row. Cast off 1st.

3rd row. Cast on 1st.

4th row. Cast off 1st.

Rep this until loop measures 4cm.

Cast off, and st into a loop.

To finish

St up side of grenade body.

Gather the bottom of the grenade by running stitches through row 1 of
body and pulling tight.

Fold trigger in half lengthwise, press, and st on to side seam of
body, leaving loop at the top.

Gather opening of grenade by threading ribbon through holes made by
row 34.

Put pin through top and loop, and then back through top.

You are now ready to throw your grenade.
 :XX:  :thumbsup:  :rofling:  :thinking:

Oh, dear!!
I’m going to go out on a limb here:
It is bad enough to hear about war and it happening and taking lives - who in their right mind would want to have something representing destruction and degradation as a purse?

even more important…how are you going to carry your next project in that!!! :wink:

I’m not so crazy about the grenade idea, but how about that japanese craft book???!!! If there was an English translation, I think I might have to buy it! :slight_smile:

What an interesting view - I didn’t even think of that. You have a good point - I was making one for my cousin - her husband is a MArine stationed in Qatar right now, and it’s right up her alley b/c he’s a demolition expert. But I was in tune more with the fun, odd aspect of the knitting plus I’m a former punk rocker. Thanks for bringing in another POV