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I have been knitting for 59 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 ...

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Knit in the Round Handbag

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Knit in the Round Handbag
Knit in the Round Handbag
Knit in the Round Handbag
Knit in the Round Handbag
Knit in the Round Handbag
Knit in the Round Handbag

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.

Feel free to contact me with any questions at woohoopepper@hotmail.com.

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