I made this pattern up, and the yarn that I used was recycled from a sweater I bought at Value Village!! So there are you yarn and pattern specs. :lol:
I made the handle first, it is double thick. I wanted to do it with cables so did it double so that it would look nice and the outside and the inside. I knitted it in the round with a provisional cast on, then when I went to start the main body of the purse I just knitted the two ends of the handle right into the first row of actual knitting. I used short rows on each side to kind of round the areas where the handles are. Then a trim of seed stitch, a seed stitch closure flap (which needs a button still), a few increases down the sides and voila!
I’ve decided that I’m going to lightly felt it because I’m not too happy with how tight the knitting came out. I should have done it double stranded because I do have enough. I thought that doing it on a size 6 needle would make it tight enough but it really isn’t. So it’s either felt it a bit, or line it, and I definitely prefer the felting option!
Here are the pictures so far. One of the whole thing, and another close up of the cable handle. I’m sorry the pics are so bad, our camera is horrible. I wish it came out better but here ya go!