Scallop of the Sea
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: http://www.hollaknits.com/blog/scallop-of-the-sea-sewing-tutorial/