Althea Clutch by illitilli
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Althea Clutch

Knitting
February 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse St st in the round on smaller needles, blocked. Gauge is not critical for this project, but will affect the stiffness and opacity of the fabric and the size of the required lining.
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
262 yards (240 m)
9.25” wide x 1.25” deep at base; 5” high
This pattern is available from knitpicks.com for $4.99.

Make an elegant statement with this classic two-tone, two-texture clutch. Fully lined, with an I-cord clasp to keep it closed, it’s every bit as functional as it is stylish.

The Althea Clutch is ingeniously designed to achieve a traditional clutch shape with minimal fuss. The base is formed through a clever use of a provisional cast on and picking up stitches, which allows the body to be knit in the round before an I-cord bind off makes for a clean, sturdy finish. The pattern includes detailed instructions for preparing and attaching a sewn fabric lining.

This pattern requires basic hand sewing skills.