The One Fall Clutch You’ll Need

october282014 003This pattern was inspired by warmth, coziness and one of my favorite seasons: fall. The pattern is fairly easy (as long as you already know how to cable) and works up quick- it took me an hour to knit it and sew it together. It’s also a great way to use up leftover yarn.  Since it’s so quick, why not make a bunch in different colors?!

Materials needed:

1 skein of your favorite bulky yarn (You’ll use about a quarter of it.)

Size US10 needles (I used straight needles but circular needles works as well)

Darning Needle

1 Button (since there won’t be a button hole, make sure whatever button you choose can fit through your stitches easily yet without falling out.)

Scissors

Skills Needed:

Cabling

Mattress stitch

Pattern:

Cast on 39 stitches

Row 1: purl 3, knit 12, purl 4, knit 12, purl 8

Row 2: knit 3, purl 12, knit 4, purl 12, knit 8

Row 3: purl 3, cable8back, knit 4, purl 4, cable8back, knit 4, purl 8

Row 4 and all even rows: same as row 2

Row 5: same as row 1

Row 7: purl 3, knit 4, cable8forward, purl 4, knit 4, cable8forward, purl 8

Row 9: same as row 1

Row 11: same as row 3

Row 13: same as row 1

Row 15: same as row 7

Row 16: same as row 1

Knit rows 1-16 three times for a total of 48 rows

Bind off and weave in ends.  Piece should measure 10 inches.

Fold in half, making sure to bring the cast on edge and the bind off edges together- this is your top. Using the mattress stitch (this way you will get an invisible seam) sew up the sides and 3 inches on each side of the top, leaving a 3 inch gap in the middle (piece should measure 9 inches across and 5 inches in length once folded.) Once you weave in those ends, all that’s left is the button. For this I took a single length of yarn thin enough to get through the button holes and threaded it through the back of a stitch (threading it through the back of a cable will allow you to hide it from the outside and it will match up with purled stitches on the other side in which you can put the button through to close your clutch.) Once threaded, pull the yarn so the ends match up and put one of those ends through a button hole, pushing the button all the way down to your fabric.Thread the other hole and tie together the ends under the buttons- to secure it I tied it three times. It should look like this:

october28th2014' 006And that’s it! An easy, beautiful clutch perfect for evening or daytime use. I already have plans to make more using my leftover bulky yarn for stripes. After all, a girl can never have enough stripes! Show me your finished project using the hashtag #knowloveknowcolor on Instagram. If you have any questions, feel free to use the comments section! Happy knitting! xo, Ev.

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