We did it! Amidst holiday knitting and apocalypse planning we managed to knock out some gorgeous Scallop of the Sea clutches!
Lisa’s pretty lining
Jo’s mini scallop
Jamie’s geometric lining
Caitlin’s worsted weight version
My pink-tastic clutch
And now on to the fabulous prizes!
Winner of a Katie Canavan WORK+SHELTER cowl pattern and yarn kit: Caitlin!
Winner of a 2013 Holla Knits Subscription: Lisa!
Winner of Christmas ornaments handmade by Katie: Jo!
Winner of a Katie Canavan pattern: Jamie!
Thanks for joining me in this KAL, it was tons of fun! Hopefully we’ll be seeing more Scallops of the Sea pop up in the future!
While clutches are awesomely cute and I always imagine myself wearing them and looking totally hot, it just never happens. I get annoyed holding it halfway through the night and stupidly end up abandoning it to sit unwatched at my seat or table, and just hope it doesn’t get stolen.
Braided Strap for Scallop of the Sea
So I came up with a fun braided double stranded strap to attach to my Scallop of the Sea clutch! In case you also have a problem with using clutches, I thought I’d share.
36″ Double Braided Strap
I wanted a 36″ strap – long enough to wear cross body, but short enough so that I could wear it over one shoulder as well. You can adjust the length of the strap by adding or subtracting inches from the lengths of your yarn strands.
Braided and Ready to Go!
1) Cut 9 90″ strands of yarn for both colors – 18 strands total.
2) Tie the ends together in a knot at one end. Divide the 18 strands up into 3 sections of 3 strandes of each color.
3) Braid neatly!
4) Secure the other end by making a knot, and trim the ends.
5) Fold the strap in half and, with a needle and thread, sew the folded end to the top of the fold of your bag on one side, and sew the knotted ends together to the top of the fold of your bag on the other side.
Fun right?! I can’t wait to see your straps!
The end is in sight!
This Week’s Goal: Finish those bags! If you’re behind on the knitting portion, no worries–we’ll be happy to cheer you on in the Ravelry forum. Seam the bottom if you haven’t already and head on over to Katie’s excellent photo tutorial to learn how to put together the lining!
Buckle down and keep your eye on the prize, since we’ve got great prizes up for grabs! Post a picture of your finished clutch to Ravelry or send it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) before next Monday, December 17th, to qualify.
Good luck Holla knittas! Can’t wait to see you all rocking your bags!