Lucky Purse

This is the purse to take to the gambling hall or on a first date or wherever else a little extra luck is wanted. Horseshoes cascade down the sides of this knitted purse. Traditionally, horseshoes are hung over a doorway to bring luck to the entire home. Yet, such horseshoes are heavy and cumbersome to drag all over town. This purse lets the wearer bring the luck along.

The purse is knit entirely in the round, eliminating those annoying seams. Once you bind off, all there is left to do is weave in the loose ends and create a drawstring.

The knitting pattern will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to make the purse pictured above. The instructions list the materials needed to complete the project along with the appropriate gauge. For your convenience, I have provided an abbreviated list of these materials below. The instructions then go on to detail how to knit the wool purse and drawstring, how to construct the lining, and how to attach the lining to the purse once completed. Due to the construction of the lining, a sewing machine is recommended but not necessary so long as you are confident in your running stitch.

Finished Measurements:
Diameter of the purse’s circular bottom: 6 1/2 inches(16.5 cm)
Height of purse: 9 inches(23 cm)
Length of drawstring: 5 feet(1.5 m) or desired length

Chunky Marl by Jamieson
100% Chunky Shetland Wool, Grown on the Shetland Isles
100 grams at approximately 126 yards
1 skein in color North Sea, #101

Materials needed:

  • Four double pointed needles in size 6 or size to obtain gauge
  • One 16-inch circular needle in size 6 or size to obtain gauge
  • Cable Needle
  • 1 yard(1 m) of cotton cording
  • 1/4 yard(1/4 m) of medium-weight fabric
  • 1/8 yard(1/8 m) of fusible interfacing
  • One Place Marker
  • Recommended Knitting Skill level:

    Knitting Stitches used in pattern:
    Knit, Purl, M1, Yo, and 4-stitch cable.

    Recommended Sewing Skill level:

    Purchase Notes:
    Please note that you will receive this pattern as a pdf file. Once payment is complete, you will be able to download the pattern. All payments are processed by Paypal. If you don’t have a Paypal account, you may still pay with this method by using your credit card. No account set up is necessary. If you use a Paypal account that does not have any funds in it nor is associated with a credit card, Paypal will process your payment with an e-check. Typically, a delay of three days is noticed when using an e-check. Once the check clears, you may download the pattern. Please note that you can avoid the delay by using a credit card.

    If you have any problems with your purchase or any questions about knitting this pattern, please contact me at

    Price: $4.00 USD


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