“Shades of red” coin purse

At Christmas my son received a ‘Mighty Wallet‘ made from  a material called ‘Tyvek’ which looks and feels exactly like paper but is much stronger and seems impossible to tear.  The only problem is that it has no fasteners so whilst it is great for cards and banknotes, the wallet does not hold coins.  He has asked for a coin purse but I hadn’t been able to find one that was suitable until…

Closed red coin purse Coin purse open

I realised that I didn’t have to buy a coin purse for him!

The yarn is Wilkinson’s ‘Yarnfair’ DK in ‘red and cranberry’. I really like working with this yarn; it’s 75% acrylic / 25% wool but very soft, doesn’t split and the stripes emerge clearly.  With this particular shade the difference in colours is more subtle than the (no longer available) shade that  I used for the phone sock and webcam cosy but I still find the variation pleasing.  One thing that I’m not so happy with, though, is the finishing.  Sewing up  has never been my strong point!