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Magic of the Circus

Knitting
October 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Chevrons
US 2 - 2.75 mm
328 - 656 yards (300 - 600 m)
One size

This colourful clutch bag is knitted in a variegated yarn, using seamless techniques. The flap is made first, one hexagon at a time, with more hexagons joined on by picking up sttiches. Once the flap is completed, stitches are picked up round three sides of the flap to make a mitred facing.

Stitches are then cast-on and picked up along the remaining edge of the flap, before the bag is knitted, from the top down, in the round. The lower edges are joined using a three-needle cast-off. The bag is strengthened using a thick interfacing covered in lining fabric.

Gauge:

34 sts and 36 rounds to 10 cm over chevrons using 2.75 mm needles.

Needle size:

1 set of 2.75 mm dpns;

2.75 mm circular needle, 60 cm long.

Sizing:

33 cm (13 inches) wide by 19.5 cm (7.5 inches) deep.
Yarns

Noro Silk Garden Sock (40% lambswool, 25% silk, 25% nylon, 10% kid mohair).

4-ply sock yarn - 2 x 100 g.