Toss and Go by Meaghan Schmaltz

Toss and Go

April 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 8 - 5.0 mm
75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
7½ inches wide by 4 inches tall (when closed)
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The Story
I needed a little bag of some sort to toss into my purse to carry my “lady tools” - all those little unmentionables that make men cringe. I found some beautiful worsted weight remnants in my stash and this little clutch was born. Using small amounts of 3 colors, this project is great for using up leftover yarn and is a fun way to test out your
beginner color-work skills.

While I use my ‘Toss and Go’ to carry these monthly necessities, I think it would be perfect as a catch all for keys, candies, lipsticks… whatever you need to contain in a cute way. Grab it. Toss it. And go!


  • Main Color: 40 yds (Color A - Vanilla)
  • Top and Bottom Chevron Color: 20 yds (Color B - Orange Peel)
  • Middle Chevron Color: 14 yds (Color C - Teal)
  • Modelled: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted (worsted weight; 100% superwash merino wool; 95 yds/50g per skein)
  • US 8 (5.0 mm) 40” circular needle (or preferred length) OR US 8 (5.0 mm) set of DPNs
  • Stitch marker
  • 3 – ½” or ¾” buttons
  • Thread to match project and sewing needle of appropriate size


  • This clutch is worked both in the round and flat. It is constructed from the bottom up and includes instructions for both Magic Loop and DPN construction methods. A colorwork chart is provided for the chevron pattern (all Colorwork Chart sts are knit).
  • Pattern uses a one-row button hole; detailed instructions included.
  • This clutch best fits a 40” circular needle however the user may substitute longer or shorter needles for comfort.
  • Although gauge is not critical for this project, a looser gauge than noted will result in the use of more yardage.