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happykat Posted - 11/15/2013 : 4:29:31 PM
I found a thread on this very pattern from 2004 when I was trying to help a friend find what I believe is that exact same pattern the other night. here is her description and below is the beginning of the forum thread.

I would love to be able to find it for her..

Her request post to a group of friends.

Hello friends! For years I have searched for this pattern and I am sorry I do not have a picture. This was a knitting pattern that was published in the late 60's 0r very early 70's, in either Woman's Day, or Family Circle. The pattern was a set of little pouches/purses that were made with Aunt Lydia's Rug yarn There were several versions the two I remember were 1.) a pouch with a cable running down the front of it 2.) one done in a moss stitch. If memory serves me correctly the picture in the magazine was of the pouches hanging on a branch. The little purses had crocheted strings for hanging on your shoulder. Today they would be perfect for a cell phone pouch. Made up, they were about 8" long, rounded bottom shaped kind of like an egg with a flat top.
If any of you still had this pattern I would be so grateful, I have searched for years for this, even written to the magazines with no one being able to find it. I made quite a few of them years ago and would LOVE to have the pattern again.

from the forum****************
Somewhere in the late 60s one of the women's magazines (Family Circle? Woman's Day?) published a pattern for a little purse. It was urn-shaped, knit all in one piece then folded in half with ribbing on the top edge, and I think finished with a long crocheted cord for over the shoulder. The directions were for a simple bag, but gave directions for different stitches (moss stitch, cable, etc)to customize the body of it. I remember that I made one in high school and every girl who knew how to knit had one, too, in different stitch patterns.

Thanks for any and all help

Kathy aka happykat
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NastiJ Posted - 11/17/2013 : 7:59:55 PM
Originally posted by happykat

...Hoping to some day get our hands on teh 1986 Woman's Day magazine and perhaps find it that way. She did like the ones I found on Ravelry and bought them last night. ijust don't give up easily LOL.

(I'm assuming you meant 1968)

There is a listing on eBay for:
might that be the one?

Nancy J.

"Learning how to knit was a snap.It was learning how to stop that nearly destroyed me." Erma Bombeck
robinstephanie Posted - 11/16/2013 : 10:50:46 AM
Have you tried your library? They may have those old magazines, either bound or on microfiche. Out of curiosity, I looked at San Francisco Main's holdings; they have Woman's Days that go back to 1971.


Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
happykat Posted - 11/15/2013 : 8:19:09 PM
I searched on Pinterest and Ravelry and Etsy and Googled all night and that is how I found the original thread. Hoping to some day get our hands on teh 1986 Woman's Day magazine and perhaps find it that way. She did like the ones I found on Ravelry and bought them last night. ijust don't give up easily LOL.
Ceil Posted - 11/15/2013 : 7:22:57 PM
How about Ravelry?

(Ravelry: ceilr)
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