Created by: Wendi King
Project

Early Coptic Purse

What are you most proud of? The fact that this purse looks as good inside out as right side out makes me very happy. Perfect tension is something I didn't think I would ever attain, but this is proof that if you work hard enough at something anything is possible! What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is gauged about six times larger than the actual fragments. I have since knit something at that smaller scale and am very glad I took the time to develop my skills on a larger scale first. If tiny knitting is not your thing this design does scale well and would make a nice large bag out of worsted weight on a size US 7-8. Work at the size that will make you happy!

You Can Make This

Wendi King made Early Coptic Purse with:

  • US size 1 Knitting needles
  • Baby weight 100% merino wool in various colours.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The fact that this purse looks as good inside out as right side out makes me very happy. Perfect tension is something I didn't think I would ever attain, but this is proof that if you work hard enough at something anything is possible! What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is gauged about six times larger than the actual fragments. I have since knit something at that smaller scale and am very glad I took the time to develop my skills on a larger scale first. If tiny knitting is not your thing this design does scale well and would make a nice large bag out of worsted weight on a size US 7-8. Work at the size that will make you happy!

Q&A with Wendi King

Sheila Zachariae asked:
Beautiful work here!
Wendi King answered:
Thank you! I had a lot of fun with this bag and the use I get out of it continues to inspire me to make more. I will be posting some of them soon!

Skill Level

Intermediate