Miser's Purse by Deborah Pulliam
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Miser's Purse

January 2007
Lace ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch in the round
185 yards (169 m)
  • Pattern actually calls for size 000 needles, an option not yet available in Ravelry.

  • Finished size: 11.5” x 2” (29.2cm x 5.1cm) not including beads.

Additional Materials

  • 2 Silver rings, size 6 finger (for sliders.)
  • 2 Silver beads, drum shaped
  • 2 Clear seed beads size 8

Knitted wool “tubes” were in use as early as the eleventh century in Egypt. These handy items most likely held coins or other small valuables. The style, which eventually became known as a miser’s purse (because of the relative difficulty of getting money out of the purse), was widely popular throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for both women and men.