Today went far differently than I had planned. I had expected to sit down after my morning walk and knit up a hat design that will be part of a future 3-piece collection (*wink wink*).
Instead! On my way home from walking the pupsters I stopped at the mailbox and found a GORGEOUS, albeit completely unexpected, package of sock yarn minis from my friend Mara. And that reminded me that I had planned to make her a gift... like a month ago. I bought part of the package while on the Rose City Yarn Crawl and had yet to make the time to craft up HER gift.
As I type this, I realize this makes her gift less of a secret since I wasn't going to tell her it was coming... but if she doesn't read my blog then it WILL be a surprise. Let's see if she reads this. Heh!
Without further ado - here is a modified version of my original design (which I won't show you 'cuz it's kind of haggard now that it's been shoved into my purse, suitcase, back pack, etc.): the Toss and Go - a clutch!
Here's the specs:
- Main Color: 40 yds (Color A - Vanilla)
- Top and Bottom Chevron Color: 20 yds (Color B - Orange Peel)
- Middle Chevron Color: 14 yds (Color C - Teal)
- Modelled: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted (worsted weight; 100% superwash merino wool; 95 yds/50g per skein)
- US 8 (5.0 mm) 40” circular needle (or preferred length) OR US 8 (5.0 mm) set of DPNs
- Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
- Stitch marker
- 3 – 1/2" or 3/4” buttons
- Thread to match project and sewing needle of appropriate size
Finished Dimensions: 7-1/2 inches wide by 4 inches tall (when closed)
Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette in the round
- This clutch is worked both in the round and flat. It is constructed from the bottom up and includes instructions for both Magic Loop and DPN construction methods. A colorwork chart is provided for the chevron pattern (all Colorwork Chart sts are knit).
- Pattern uses a one-row button hole; detailed instructions included.
- Although gauge is not critical for this project, a looser gauge than noted will result in the use of more yardage.
Honestly, I can't imagine being me and not having this anymore. Every woman needs one of these. It'll also make an awesome gift. I know a few ladies who will be getting one this Christmas (yes... I plan Christmas this far ahead - knitting takes a long time!).