Mermaid's Purse Knitting Kit - Easy
Use one or two skeins of our hand-dyed Watercolor Sari Ribbon to knit this simple, yet striking bag. The texture of the ribbon and the sheen of the silk make even simple knitting eye-catching. Pattern and 2 50g skeins of Wonderland Yarns Frabjous Fibers Sari Ribbon included in kit. Button not included. Sari Ribbon may be traded out for a different color of the same yarn available at Low Country Shrimp and Knits at time of purchase.
Yarn: Wonderland Yarns “Watercolor Sari Ribbon” in Cerulean:
100% silk: 50 yds/100g skein,
Shown in “Watercolor Collection, hand-dyed Sari Ribbon: Shinningness”: 1-2 skeins (see notes on yardage below)
Needles & Notions:
US size 13, 16″ long circular needle (or size required to get gauge), size P crochet hook (or another large size, optional), darning needle, sewing thread, large focal button
2.5 sts & 3.5 rounds = 1″ approximately
9″ across, 10″ tall
Sari Ribbon is made from fabric remnants and weaving mill waste. The fabrics are cut into strips and sewn end to end. The resulting ribbon yarn is fabulously textured and the silk takes the dye beautifully. Since it is a hand-made yarn, ribbon width and yardage will vary. If you come to a weak spot in your ribbon, cut it and join as if adding a new yarn.
The bag shown used every bit of one skein. I did not hold the yarn doubled for the strap (I didn’t have enough leftover), but prefer the straps I’ve made with the yarn doubled. So, by making the strap and button closure first, the tube can be knit until you run out of yarn. Your finished bag might be closer to 9.5 inches tall, rather than 10, but you will only need the one skein. Alternately, use a second skein and make a larger bag by casting on more stitches.