Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted (85% wool/15% mohair; 113g/190 yds)
- A: 2 skeins #M05 Onyx
- B: 1 skein #M172 Deep Pine
US 8 (5mm) straight needles
2 spools Kreinik Metallic thread (fine #8 braid), green; or other metallic thread
Sewing thread, black
12 inch (30cm) zipper, black
~1/2 yd liner fabric
Cast on 48 stitches in color A, then knit 48 stitches.
Using the pattern, knit the Dark Mark in stockinette stitches (1 row knit, 1 row purl). Make sure to add 5 stitches on the left side and 3 on the right. Knit 56 rows more rows in stockinette stitch in color A or follow the pattern the other way if you want the Dark Mark to appear on both sides of your bag.
Sew in the metallic thread by doing back stitches on the surface of the yarn, all around the Dark Mark(s).
Using a double strand of color A, knit an 8-stitch wide, 3-feet long strap. Don't worry if it appears a little small, as it will stretch a lot when you will use the purse.
Seam up the body of your bag and sew in the strap, making sure to do a running stitch first, so that it will hold in place.
Sew in the lining and zipper, once again starting with a running stitch to hold them in place.
Lindsay's chart and instructions were taken with permission from http://www.freewebs.com/theloveplant/.