The Raffia Evening / Dress Purse!
Done by: Lee Funny's Nana
- * 2 1/2 Balls of Pink/Redish Raffia (NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE)
- 1 Large Knitting Needle
- 1 Small Knitting Needle
- One Large Button
- Cardboard (Optional: Used to make Pom-Pom)
This is Raffia (for those that don't know) except we used Redish/ Pink raffia!
Step -by- Step
Cast on (Purse): 20 Stitches with 1 large knitting needle & 1 small needle.
Cast on (Strap): Smaller Needles used with 6 stiches for strap.
Envelope Flap: Envelope flap was made by decreasing stiches either side.
Pom Pom: An attempted pom-pom adds the finishing touch to the loop & button which secures flap.
A Quote By Nana!
This was a difficult knitting challenge for me, as I have never experimented with different textures. The raffia almost broke my hands. When my grandson suggested that I should take part in this challenge, I couldn't sleep because I was trying to think of the perfect substitute for yarn. I didn't sleep all night, so I went to the dollar store to see if I could find anything. * I purchased the pink raffia at my local dollar store, Buck-Os! This raffia was made in the Phillapines 9(don't know how to spell it). The pruse may be used either with the strap or tuck strap inside for evening wear. I really enjoyed this challenge!
Pictures Of The Finished Project
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them up!