This post came about for a number of reasons:
1. I like a challenge and wanted to try and knit a union jack
2. Making a purse has been on my to do list for a while
3. And with the Olympic torch visiting our town this week I am feeling quite patriotic!
The challenge started by trying to draw up my own pattern to knit a union jack. It took two attempts as the first flag was too small for my existing zip.
I then made up the purse using some white cotton fabric and sewed on the knitted union jack.
The result is a rather wobbly union jack but somewhere to keep my gold, silver and bronze!