THIS COLOURFUL clutch bag by Nicki Merrall is knitted in a variegated yarn, using seamless techniques. The front flap is made first, one hexagon at a time, with more hexagons joined on by picking up stitches. Once the front flap is complete, stitches are picked up round three sides of the flap to make a mitred facing. Stitches are then cast on and picked up along the remaining flap edge before the bag is knitted in the round, from the top down. The lower edges are joined using a three-needle cast-off. The bag is then completed by inserting a lining fabric and thick interfacing.
SIZE: 33cm (13in) wide by 191/2cm (71/2in) deep
YARN: Noro Silk Garden Sock (4ply weight; 40% lambswool, 25% silk, 25% nylon, 10% kid mohair; 300m/328yds per 100g ball)