The Deuce Clutch
This pattern was redesigned for beginning knitting students as a second project. It is based on the original inspiration design with permission:
“Cosmetic Clutch ‘Christina’” by Martina Hees, © 2011, www.tichiro.net
This original design can be found on Ravelry here.
Many thanks to Martina for sharing her designs and allowing me to share the redesign.
If you would prefer a pdf of the pattern, please contact me until I can host a pdf version on a site.
Additional references for those who are unfamiliar with the skills required for this pattern:
Two Row Buttonhole http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/FEATsum07TT.html
Seaming Reverse Stockinette/Garter Stitch (reference: TKGA “On Your Way to the Masters, Seaming Part 1”)
If the stitch pattern is to continue from one side of the seam to the other, you must use a different technique for reverse stockinette and garter stitch patterns. Instead of using the horizontal bars between the stitches, you use the stitch itself. As with the mattress stitch, it is important to identify the location for the seam. On one piece you use the lower purl bump and on the other, you use the upper purl bump. The purl bumps are easier to see in garter stitch. As long as you are consistent the seam will line up. These seams are not as bulky since on one piece you are using the bump from the selvedge stitch and on the other side you are using the bump between the first and second stitch.
To use this technique:
• Align the pieces to be seamed side-by-side and right side up, cast on edge to cast on edge.
• Use the figure eight method to begin the seam.
• Examine both pieces to make sure you can see the correct location for the seam.
• Insert the needle under the upper purl bump (or frown) on the left piece.
• Insert the needle under the lower purl bump (or smile) between the first and second stitches on the right piece.
• Continue in this way until the seam is completed.
• Go under the bind off stitches on both sides.
• Pull the seaming thread until it is no longer visible. Be careful not to pull it too tight.
• Weave in yarn tails.