Glam Girl Knit Clutch
The Glam Girl Knit Clutch is the perfect accessory for a special occasion. Work up this easy knit bag in no time and use it the next time you have an event that requires a bit of an elevated ensemble. The size and structure of this bag is perfect. You won't need to worry about carrying around anything too bulky or awkward. This free knitting pattern produces a bag that perfectly fits in your hand and the neutral champagne color will work well with any outfit you choose to wear. Don't spend a fortune on an evening bag when you can make this easy knit bag with a minimal amount of time and effort.
NotesGlam Clutch is worked in one rectangular piece, then folded in half and side seams sewn together. Zipper is then sewn in along the top edges for closure.
Garter Stitch = Knit every row
YO= Yarn over needle
Knitting Needle Size17 or 12.75 mm
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
GaugeGAUGE: 9 sts = 4" [10 cm] in Pillar Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
Finished SizeClutch measures 12” long x 8” high (30 x 20 cm)
- RED HEART® Sashay Sequins™: 3 balls 1101 Champagne
- Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 12.75mm [US 17]
- 1 – Coats & Clark® Polyester All Purpose Zipper 12" [30 cm] in 256 Natural
- Sewing needle and matching thread, straight sewing pins, yarn needle
Pillar Stitch (over a multiple of 2 stitches)
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Purl all stitches.
Row 2 (Right Side): *Yo, knit 2, pass yo over the 2 stitches just knit; repeat from * to end.
Repeat rows 1-2 for Pillar Stitch pattern.
Cast on 22 sts. Knit 2 rows ending with a Right Side row.
Set up pattern as follows:
Row 1 (Wrong Side): K1, work Row 1 of Pillar Stitch pattern over center 20 stitches, k1.
Row 2 (Right Side): K1, work Row 2 of Pillar Stitch pattern over center 20 stitches, k1.
Next Rows: Keeping first and last stitch in Garter Stitch and center stitches in Pillar Stitch, continue working as established until piece measures 7" [18 cm] from cast on edge, ending with a Right Side row.
Next Rows (Wrong Side): Knit 3 rows ending with a Wrong Side row.
Next Rows (Right Side): Change back to Pillar Stitch pattern with Garter Stitch edges and continue until piece measures 14" [35 cm] from cast on edge. End having just worked Row 1 of Pillar Stitch pattern.
Next Row (Right Side): Keeping Garter Stitch edge stitches, purl 2 rows.
Next Row (Right Side): Bind off all stitches purlwise.
Fold rectangle in half and sew side seams together leaving top open. Insert zipper along top edges, pin zipper in place. With needle and thread, hand sew the zipper to top opening. Weave in all ends.
To Shorten Zipper: Measure the length of inside of Clutch opening. Mark the length on zipper. Using sewing needle and a double strand of thread, whip-stitch tightly across the zipper coil 8-10 times. Cut the zipper ½" [1.3 cm] below the stitches.
- garter stitch
- knit every row
- Yarn over needle
- St st
- stockinette stitch
- repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
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