Lorelei Clutch by Mary Forte

Lorelei Clutch

May 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in k1b, p1 ribbing
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
328 yards (300 m)
One Size
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The winding stitch pattern in the Lorelei Clutch suggests the curves of a river. Lorelei is a water spirit from folklore as well as a famous rock outcropping in the Rhine River. Worked at a tight gauge, the twisting of the Bavarian Traveling Stitches in this pattern help keep the fabric a little denser. This pattern also involves a sturdy type of vertical buttonhole to keep the bag more securely closed. To learn more about these buttonholes, read Special Topics in Finishing in this issue of Cast On.