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My First Knitting Project: Coin Purse


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  • Seamed
  • Worked Flat

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Pattern Details

Feel free to use this as a handout for beginning knitting class. I developed it to teach a beginning knitting to a friend's Girl Scout troop. It's straight forward and flexible enough for them to decide "I"m done!" without having to knit forever. Use the pattern as is for a coin purse ... or if they want to keep going ... use more yarn and turn it into a sunglass case! **Some class suggestions:** * Round chop sticks make good knitting needles. Find a bulk buy (I got mine on Ebay) so they're nice and cheap. Sharpen them in a pencil sharpener. Dull the point a little with sandpaper and sand out any problems, bamboo splinters are NOT fun. * Before class cast on and knit the first couple of rows for each kit. If the class is long enough, or you have quick students, you can go back and teach them the cast on later. Enjoy! -=-Debbie, Unicorn Fiber Arts

Recommended with this pattern

  • Size 8 knitting needles (7 will work as well)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (approx. 30 feet)

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Unicorn Fiber Arts
Unicorn Fiber Arts
I started Unicorn Fiber Arts because I love fiber arts and LOVE teaching people new fiber crafts! -- I have been involved with fiber arts for over 40 years. -- I can be found teaching crafts classes to all ages, including many classes at Griffin Dyeworks’ annual Fiber Retreats and one-day Fiber Frolics. -- I teach weaving (inkle and card), knitting, cross-stitch, spinning, kumihimo braiding, lucet cord making, needle tatting, and more. I also enjoy crochet, needlepoint, Tunisian crochet, embroidery, beading, and love learning new techniques. -- To supply my many students with the proper materials, and expand my teaching to folks who can't attend my classes, I started making my own knitting, cross stitch, and kumihimo kits, and selling those and other fiber supplies. -- So I sell fiber arts supplies and kits, fiber related items, and other cool stuff I enjoy doing. -- I sell at Society for Creative Anachronism Living History events in Southern California, at Griffin Dyeworks events, and online at -- Within the Society for Creative Anachronism, I has been received arts awards for kumihimo, lucet, inkle, and weaving. At the LA County Fair, I have received blue ribbons for knitting and weaving, and red ribbons for spinning and crafting. -- Thanks for stopping by my shop! -- Debbie, Unicorn Fiber Arts