Knit in the Round Handbag

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Knit in the Round Handbag Pattern


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Knitting: Knit in the Round Handbag
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting-in-the-round
  • stockinette stitch
  • increasing
  • decreasing

Pattern Description:

This felted handbag is easily knit in one day. It is knit from the bottom up using double-stranded wool yarn and beginning with a Turkish Cast-on. Directions for the Turkish Cast-on are included in the pattern as well as how to felt the knitted handbag. Everything else is stockinette stitch - in the round, it is knit every round; on straight needles, it is knit the RS and purl the WS.

Embellish your completed project however desired. I perused antique shops in search of lace and broches to use.

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Happy knitting!


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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • will vary due to felting process - approx. length 8.25 inches, approx. circumference 36 inches


  • 2 skeins worsted weight wool - Patons Classic Wool used for this project - approx. 300 yds
  • U.S. size 10.5 16-inch circular needle
  • U.S. size 10.5 double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • purse handles
  • blunt needle
  • magnetic snap closures - optional
  • embellisments - optional

About Designer

About Designer

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I have been knitting for 57 years and since the grandchildren arrived have been knitting daily. I decided I wanted to create easy predominantly seamless knitting projects because I love knitting in the round, and more important I hate to sew pieces together!

I have had many wonderful comments from knitters who have created items from my patterns and like their finished projects, but should ...

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