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Topic: THE ONE AND ONLY RAFFIA PURSE (HAND KINTTED)!!! Lots of Pics (15 or so)  (Read 11860 times)
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« on: August 21, 2005 07:53:23 AM »

The Raffia Evening / Dress Purse!

Grin Done by: Lee Funny's Nana Grin

Materials Used
  • * 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!
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2005 07:59:42 AM »

that's really creative! i wanted to participate in that challange, but i don't knit very well, and i couldn't think of anything. oh well, maybe the next one.
but i really love this, and the color is great too, it seems like it would be scratchy thought, but i guess that's the price you pay for creativity.  Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2005 08:15:38 AM »

It actually isn't that scratchy! Although it is stretchy, and delicate.   Grin
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2005 08:51:23 AM »

wow thats great! So far no one is using my idea  Grin great job!!!

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2005 10:43:58 AM »

I'd be afraid to overstrech or tear the purse. Is it something that holds up well, or can it only be used for special occasions?

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2005 06:01:38 AM »

Well I guess you couldn't put anything really large or /and heavey but it could hold a change purse and a make up bag. It would be a nice purse for a special occasion or something.
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2005 06:05:25 AM »

I am pretty impressed, Rafifa is pretty durable but Iwould have never thought of it.  Good Job!

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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2005 04:56:54 PM »

thats awesome!
and your nana has an ipod shuffle thing (i think!!) that and the purse is really something!

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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2005 07:06:32 PM »


I just gave it to her taht day. It was an early birthday present.
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2005 01:15:19 PM »

i love pink raffia! therefore i love your bag, and the pompom. Smiley
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