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Knit in the Round Handbag


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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 Happy knitting! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting-in-the-round stockinette stitch increasing decreasing GAUGE insignificant to this project SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS will vary due to felting process - approx. length 8.25 inches, approx. circumference 36 inches

Recommended with this pattern

  • 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

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I have been knitting for 60 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 you come across a flaw or something that doesn't seem quite right in the instructions, I hope you will contact me! Contact me at with any of your questions or concerns. You are free to sell your finished items, but please give me credit for the pattern. Thank you and happy knitting!