{they said it would be easy} Tender Loving Clutch by Wool & The Gang

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I’ve been wanting to have a go at Wool & The Gang‘s clutches for a while now.  I’ve made enough hats for the time being…I haven’t got on too well with a couple of clothing items I’d tried making myself, so when I found myself itching to just make something, this seemed like the perfect little project.  Plus there was some sort of offer on at the time with this…so, obviously, it was just a sign or something to get it! ;)

The kit {as shown above} comes with everything; 1 x Cone of Jersey Be Good Yarn, The Pattern, Sewing needle, 2 x Trigger Rings, Knitting Kneedles {optional} and the Wool & The Gang finishing touch label {well, that’s what I’m going to call it}.

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Within the pattern there are 3 level options to choose from; Beginner, Easy and Intermediate.   I went with the Easy option and, SPOILER ALERT!, it really was!  I was even able to watch telly whilst knitting this…and that’s saying something.  I loved knitting this and would definitely knit with the Jersey Be Good Yarn again, considering I wasn’t too sure what it would be like to knit with something other than wool.

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Once I’d finished the clutch itself {we’re talking a few hours at the most, here} it was then time to decide on which type of handle I wanted to have on it.  I decided to first go with the long strap {I was visioning dancing whilst wearing it at this point} and the instructions for these are within the pattern leaflet.  I wasn’t too keen on it once I’d finished the strap, so i decided to try the wrist handle instead.  I’m not sure whether it was down to my poor skills here or there were a few places where the jersey was thinning {my only criticism, if you want to call it that} but again, this just didn’t sit right.  It was probably my skills!  So, in the end, I cut 3 lenghts and did a good ol’ fashioned plait until it was long enough to go around my wrist.

Still visioning the dancing at this point, I decided to head into a shop in Bala to get some popper fasteners for the clutch to help keep it closed.  The lady there was so impressed by the clutch that when I left {very happy with myself by this point ;) }, she had scribbled “wool and the gang” on her notepad and told me she was going to google them that evening!

I’m off for a night with the girls this weekend and this clutch is the first thing I’m packing…plus 15 outfits and 3 pairs of shoes, all for one night!

Happy Weekend to you and if you are interested in seeing what else Wool & The Gang do {there’s looooads!}, here’s some links; website / twitter / instagram / facebook.

{serious note:  Just pointing it out that WATG had nothing to do with this post, I just love what they do and loved making this clutch and wanted to tell you all about it.  All words and views are my own…including that cute little clutch! }


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