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The Palissandro Collection is a collection of textured bags & covers. 

The first member of this collection is the ‘Palissandro Purse’, a beautiful textured purse, where stripes in an easy colourwork pattern alter with stripes in a textured stitch pattern.


Where does the name come from?

Steered by a 15-year career as an interior architect, I am constantly influenced by seeing beautiful (natural) materials and textures. Natural stone such as marble is 1 of those materials that never ceases to amaze, due to its infinite variations in colour and texture. Palissandro marble is one such example and has served as one of many inspiration sources for this collection with it’s stunning mixture of colours & lines. I’ve come a long way already, making lots of different samples for this collection, but I was never really 100% convinced. Now, I feel I’ve finally landed with this combination of colourwork & texture. A perfect match if you ask me.


That said, this project is absolutely perfect to use up your scrap yarn (because every knitter in the world has a box of leftover yarn that desperately needs attention). I will add a formula at the end of this pattern with which you can calculate the necessary number of stitches/rounds to match your own obtained gauge in case you would be using a different type of yarn or needle size.


As mentioned, the Palissandro Purse is the first member of this collection.

You can expect many more items in the near future, such as a totebag, a shopper, a little zipper pouch, ... The possibilities are endless :)



One size: 23 cm (width) x 18 cm (height) x 2,5 cm (depth)

9 inches (width) x 7 inches (height) x 1 inch (depth)

Sizes are easily adjusted to your own preference.


All the instructions in this pattern are given for the size above and the gauge as specified below. However, you could adjust the size to your own wishes by adding stitches/rounds. If you would want to work with a different gauge, you can easily calculate the necessary number of stitches by using a formula (see ‘instructions at the end of the pattern’). NOTE: for the border, you always need an EVEN number of stitches. Once you start working the ‘body’ of the purse, you need to decrease 1 stitch so you have an ODD number of stitches.



Circular needles 4 mm / cable 40 cm [US 6  / cable 16 inches]

Extra set of needles 4 mm [US 6] for the 3 needle bind off


Gauge: border in colourwork stockinette stitch 1k x 1k :    

10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] = 26 st x 33 rows    

Gauge: ‘body’ 5 rounds of colourwork stockinette 1k x 1k alternated with 6 rounds of tweed stitch: 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] = 26 st x 33 rows     


Suggested yarn:         

Note: you always need 2 colours for the colourwork stripes. You can mix and match to your own preference. 


MAIN COLOUR (MC): to be used for the colourwork:

Gepard Garn - Woolia (50 g - 132 m): 150 g

As used in sample:

MC 1: Gepard Garn - Woolia col 105 (coffee latte): 50 g

MC 2: Gepard Garn - Woolia col 101: 50 g

MC 3: Gepard Garn - Woolia col 430 (fresh pink): 50 g


CONTRAST COLOUR (CC): to be used for the textured stripes in tweed stitch

Gepard Garn - Teddy dear (50 g - 75 m): 50 g

As used in sample:

CC 1: Gepard Garn - Teddy dear col 104 (light beige): 50 g


Extra supplies:        

1 stitch marker to indicate the beginning of the round (BOR).

Fabric for your lining. Magnetic button to close the purse (if preferred).

2 ‘caisa’ handles & a strap. All used leatherware is from MUUD, from the ‘DIY’ leatherware collection:


Used techniques:

- colourwork knitting in the round

- knit

- purl

- p2tog, k3tog

- slip stitches

- 3 needle bind off


This pattern is a pdf-file & will be sent via email.

Refunds are not possible.


Palissandro Purse - English


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