I actually bought some copper wire and began fiddling with it to see if it could be knitted up. It really can be knitted! I also began looking at copper’s structure for some inspiration for a knitting stitch and have come up with this:
The crystal structure of copper is called the "face centered cubic", or for short, "fcc" structure.
I think I will try to make a bracelet or cuff out of this stitch and see what I come up with.