This little wristlet is just enough for a wallet, keys and a lip balm. The strap and D-ring are optional and are added once the rest of the pouch is complete.
Ziplet uses many of the same techniques as the sweater Letters from the Open Road, and will orient knitters to working the stitch pattern, seaming with mattress stitch, creating the welts, installing the zipper, and sewing the tubular bind-off used in that pattern. The techniques used to create the strap and anchor the D-ring are not used in the sweater pattern.
Finished measurements: Finished dimensions, assembled: 7.75 x 5.5 inches / 19.5 x 13.75 cm.
Picking up and working stitches
Sewing a tubular bind-off
Handsewing (for the zipper)
Grafting with kitchener stitch
Sprinkled Fibers 2 Ply Fingering
80% Superwash Merino, 20% nylon; 463 yards per 100g skein
Main Color is held double for the Seersucker Stitch and the sides, and held single for the welted Zipper Placket.
28 sts and 40 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in Seersucker Stitch with size A needles.
Size A: US size 3 / 3.25 mm needle, or as needed to obtain gauge.
Size B: US size 2/ 2.75 mm, or one size smaller than A, circular needle at least 24” / 60 cm. When closing the sides, you will need another size B needle, which can be straight or circular.
Size C: US size 1 / 2.25 mm needle, or two sizes smaller than size A.
Size D: US size 0 / 2 mm double pointed needles, or three sizes smaller than size A. These are used only for the Strap.
Yarn: Sprinkled Fibers
Tech edit: Heather Storta
Photography: Hypnotic Imagery, LLC
Testers: Stephanie, Erin, Zoe.