Handspun Wrist Wallet
this is a super quick project to knit and good for teaching beginners some knitting techniques.
adding the zipper might take you the longest out of the whole project!!
worsted weight yarn handspun/dyed looks best but you can use store bought too
and a 4.00mm 32"circ and the same size dpn's
I used a old zipper from some jeans
needle and thread
ok lets start:
cast on 5 sts
knit each row for 8 inches....if you want your wallet just a tad bigger go for 9 inches
join and knit both ends tog to make a tube casting off as you go, so you will have 1 st left
this is where the circ comes in for the magic loop
on the same side as your last st, pick up and knit one st at each garter st bump.
the number of sts arn't critical after all it's just a wallet
*knit 2 sts, knit in the front and back of next st* around
you might not have enough sts to knit this evenly around the wallet... thats ok, just go with it!
then knit even for 1 inch, for me that was 6 rows
purl 1 row
knit 3 rows
purl 1 row
knit 1 row
*knit 2 sts, knit2tog* around (fudge it if you have to) ;)
*knit 1 st, knit2tog* around
you should have 6, 7, 8?? sts left on each needle
kitchener these tog.
tuck in ends
with the dpns cast on 3 sts and make a I-cord.
make this long enough that when the ends are together you can put your hand through the loop.
sew this onto the end of the wallet where you cast off.
now sew your zipper , you might have to cut the zipper a bit shorter, I made the opening about 4.5 inches.
I can fit my credit cards, change, cell phone and my van keys inside....
(yep in that little thing!!)
I use mine all the time and it's so great when you don't want to carry a purse around!!