Scallop of the Sea by Katie Canavan

Scallop of the Sea

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October 2012
Bumblebirch Blossom
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
548 - 654 yards (501 - 598 m)
13” x 11” (folded)
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I’m not really a “trendy” person. I go for classic shapes and I own a lot of vintage (read: old) clothing. But I’ve fallen for two trends this fall – scallops and oversized clutches. Put them together, and you get Scallop of the Sea, an oversized, scalloped, fold-over beauty that’s big enough to hold your wallet AND iPad, but hot enough to take to the bar.

Finished Size 13” by 11”, folded. 13” by 18”, unfolded.


Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Sport, 75% Merino 25% Nylon (Polyamide); 137yds/50g: One skein each Jack Rabbit Heather (C1), Wave Heather (C2), Rainforest Heather (C3), Pumpkin (C4).

Yarn: Bumblebirch Blossom, 50% Suri Alpaca 50% Merino; 327yds/100g: One skein each Glacier (C1), Mustard (C2).

Needles: Size 6 (4.0 mm): 24” circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers (m), tapestry needle.

Lining Materials: 1/2 yard of woven fabric; 1/2 yard of mid-weight fusible interfacing; sewing thread to match; matching invisible zipper, 12-14” long; hand sewing needle, fabric scissors, pins.

Gauge 22 sts and 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on size 6 needles.

Notes Scallop of the Sea is stranded knitting in the round. After you knit a big, scalloped tube, you will seam it flat on one end, and then the fun starts! It’s lined with fabric and interfacing, to give it extra oomph, and finished with a colorful zipper.

Worried about sewing the lining? I created a detailed photo tutorial on the Holla Knits blog: