Genteel Beaded Finger Purse by Kristine Byrnes

Genteel Beaded Finger Purse

September 2013
Big Stone Silk Beading Cord
Thread ?
13 stitches and 13 rows = 1 inch
US 4/0 - 1.25 mm
92 yards (84 m)
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This pattern is available from for $5.50.

Additional materials required are:

  • Miyuki Delica seed beads size 11/0, #21 Dark Metallic Nickel Silver, 40g
  • One purse frame, 2.4 inch width.

The purse is an adaptation of a pattern published in 1912.

The most difficult part is threading all the beads before starting to knit. Use of a bead stringer/spinner is strongly recommended. Once the project is begun, it is a surprisingly quick knit with a very unusual and pleasing result out of proportion to the effort required.