Posted by: kunderthedesk | July 8, 2009

Three Little Pouches Pattern

photo copyright to Whit's Knits at The Purl Bee

photo copyright to Whit's Knits at The Purl Bee

Sorry I’m running a bit late this Wednesday!  It’s been nothing but busy around here and I’m finally getting a moment to write this post.  Today’s pattern suggestion comes in the practical form of pouches. Three Little Pouches by Whit’s Knits over on the Purl Bee site, to be exact. I saw this pattern set shown off over on the CRAFTzine blog recently and thought it was just perfect to share with you here, as the projects are perfect for under your desk :)

The patterns call for a light worsted or DK weight yarn, and Manos Del Uruguay’s Silk Blend is what the designer used.  All of the pouches require US size 5 needles… whether straights, circulars or DPNs. Two of the three pouches are worked in the round while the notions purse is knitted flat. I prefer the Magic Loop method when working in the round, so some extra long US size 5 circulars would work just as well in place of the DPNs if you are so inclined.  All patterns call for some stitch markers as well as a small crochet hook for various add-on accessories and/or buttons, and you may also need the assistance of a darning needle for finishing things up, so just be sure to check the requirements for the pouch you wish to make before you get started. 

Now I realize that there’s some intarsia with the button pouch and hook holder, but if you’re not comfortable with that under your desk or are like me and haven’t learned how to do any intarsia yet (so it seems intimidating), you can always just follow the pattern without changing yarn colors to achieve a plainer version of each pouch.  OR, the Purl Bee is kind enough to include a link to their tutorial on how to knit intarsia right there in the pattern. Don’t you think that’s sweet of them? It helps ease my fears and I may just have to give it a try now that they’ve given me no excuses to not learn ;) They do the same when it comes time to create the I-cord for the drawstring button pouch which is insanely helpful since I’ve not made one of those before, either. Thanks, Purl Bee!

These pouches are cute and so very practical for any knitter or crocheter. I especially like how quick and fairly simple they are to make, and then they are used to hold the very items and notions that helped to create them! Genius. Maybe I’ll have to find a knitted needle roll pattern to share with you, soon, so you can make an entire matching set ;)  These pouches would make a great gift for your knitting friends, too. Enjoy the pattern and have a great rest of the week!


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