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Knitter’s Spotlight: Damask Purse by Hurdler788

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We love when you make our patterns and show off the results on Ravelry.  But why stop there? We want to share your recent projects on our blog, too!  This is the first installment of our Knitter’s Spotlight – a weekly look at what you’ve made and the story behind your process.

More than a hundred Ravelers have made our free purse pattern, Damask.  The fun floral motif is a great way to practice intarsia knitting.  Many of you have really made the design your own.  Hurdler788 knit her felted purse in Berroco Ultra Alpaca.  Here’s what she had to say about the project.

Why did you want to make this pattern?

Damask Purse by Hurdler788

Damask Purse by Hurdler788

I wanted to make this pattern because I wanted to try color work for the first time, this pattern seemed like it would be fun and I liked the flower design.

Any modifications to the pattern?

I made the bag smaller because I didn’t have enough yarn to make the bag as big as it should have been. The flower is the correct size though.

Who did you make it for?

I made it as a Christmas gift but I don’t know who it’s for yet!

What did you think of the finished project?

Once the knitting was blocked, I loved it and the felting gave it a slight hourglass shape which I thought was cool.

How long have you been knitting?

I have been knitting for 3 years.

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Damask Purse by Hurdler788

Have you recently finished a Berroco pattern you want to share?  You can email Ashley: apalumbo@berroco.com or post it to the Berroco Lovers forum in Ravelry.

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