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Friday, July 20, 2012

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Looks like blogger has a new interface, and it is very, very different. I am going to try to muddle my way through this until it becomes better looking.  It is also taking a lot longer to post things!

Going to post a pattern for the Beginning Knitting Part II class. The original inspiration pattern can be found on Raverly, and is linked below. Many thanks to Martina for allowing me to share her pattern. That is an important thing when it comes to intellectual property; be sure to give credit to those that you sourced from or were inspired by.

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The Deuce Clutch

Adapted for Teaching Beginners by: Heather Weber

Original Inspiration Design: “Cosmetic Clutch ‘Christina’” by Martina Hees, © 2011, www.tichiro.net

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Techniques Used:
Cast on – Knitted Cast On or Long Tail Cast On
Knit, purl
Garter Stitch (knit or purl every row)
Stockinette Stitch (knit on right side; purl on wrong side)
Seed Stitch (alternating knit and purl stitches)
Two Row Buttonhole
K2TOG (knit two together)
SSK (slip, slip, knit)
PTBL (purl through the back loop)
Bind off
Seaming with Mattress Stitch
Weave in loose ends

Finished Size:
Yarn: 1 Skein of Worsted Weight 100% Wool, 100g/219 yds
Needles: US Size 7 circular, 24” or longer
Notions: Tapestry needle, Stitch markers, Button
Gauge: Horizontal gauge is 5 st/in on US Size 7 needles

Creating the Clutch Body:
CO 50 Stitches using Knitted or Long Tail Cast On.
Rows 1-5 (Garter Stitch rows): Knit.
Rows 6: Purl.
Seed stitch pattern:
Row 7: K1, *K1, P1 repeat from * until the last stitch, K1.
Row 8: P1, *P1, K1 repeat from * until the last stitch, P1.
Repeat seed stitch pattern until piece measures 5 inches from cast on edge (approximately 40 rows), ending in a wrong side row.  Purl one row, then knit one row to create a bottom fold for the purse.  Restart seed stitch pattern for another 5 inches from bottom fold, ending in a wrong side row.  Now purl 5 rows, knit one row.

Creating the Clutch Flap:
Restart your row numbering.  The clutch flap will be in stockinette stitch, with a garter stitch border.
Rows 1, 3, 5: Knit.
Rows 2, 4, 6: K4, Purl until last 4 stitches, K4.
Next row (RS): K4, SSK knitwise, work until 6 stitches remain, K2TOG, K4. (48 stitches)
Next row (WS): K4, Purl until last 4 stitches, K4.
Repeat these two rows for a total of 13 times, ending with 24 stitches total on a WS row.


Button hole:
RS Row: K4, SSK, K5, bind off 3 stitches, work until 6 stitches remain, K2TOG, K4. (19 stitches)
WS Row: K4, P6, PTBL; turn work and using the knitted cast on, CO 3 stitches, twisting the stitch before placing it on the left needle; PTBL, P5, K4.  (22 stitches) You must twist these stitches in order to tighten up the stitches around the cast on.

Next row (RS): K4, SSK knitwise, work until 6 stitches remain, K2TOG, K4. (20 stitches)
Next row (WS): K4, Purl until last 4 stitches, K4.
Knit the next 5 rows.

BO all stitches loosely knitwise. With yarn threaded on a tapestry needle, weave in
loose ends, or use them to seam up the sides of the clutch using the mattress stitch.  If desired, tidy the button hole using the button hole stitch.  Block clutch. Sew on Button.



I hope you all enjoy the free pattern!