My friend Theresa VanderMeer runs an organization called The Lotus Odyssey that exports fair-trade products from different eco/people-friendly groups in India. She is starting a foundation called WORK+SHELTER that will offer women living in the slums of New Delhi a fresh start. Theresa is working to give these women decent living conditions and a chance to build a better future. WORK+SHELTER will be a safe place where women can come with their children to live and work. She will be providing training, materials, and a fair wage, and members of WORK+SHELTER will be producing products to be sold in boutiques around the world.

HOT Cabled Clutch!

Theresa asked me to design garments and accessories that will be hand knit by the women living and working at WORK+SHELTER. This beautiful cabled clutch is one of those items! By purchasing this pattern you are helping this amazing cause. Read more about this project here, donate by emailing Theresa, and when someone compliments you on your hot clutch, be sure to tell them about WORK+SHELTER.

Zipper Pouch! Matching Lining!


Finished Size Clutch is 5” deep and 8” wide, with 6” wrist handle.


Yarn Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. 110yds/50g: Dove Heather.

Needles Size 8 (5 mm) straight needles, 2 size 9 (5.5 mm) double pointed needles.

Notions Tapestry needle, 7” zipper, 9 ½” by 7 ¾” rectangle of fabric, a little extra fabric for covering the buttons, 2 ⅞” fabric covered buttons, needle and thread.

Perfect Size! Ready for Hotness.


20 sts and 24 rows = 4” square in St st.

Ravelry Pattern Page

WORK+SHELTER Cabled Clutch knitting pattern is $3

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