Sunday, March 21, 2010

Felted Clutch

I made myself a felted clutch! It was an experiment that I didn't really expect to turn out as well as it did. I wish I had taken notes and pictures along the way! Basically, what I did was knit in garter stitch a long rectangle, keeping in mind that I was going to felt it and it would shrink in length much more than width. I made a very long rectangle, then bound off (co 75 stitches, garter stitch all the way). I then knitted a very long strap (co 10 stitches, garter stitch the whole way). I then folded the rectangle into thirds, sewed the strap onto the sides, then threw it in the wash. I beaded it for a final touch and added a hidden snap. It is so cute, even my husband keeps making comments on it! He's also enlisted me to make him the manly version ;-)

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