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Modern Reticule

This precious little knitted bag features a sweet little herringbone and little arrowhead pattern that creates texture as well as detail.

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Reticules became fashionable during the Regency era. These small bags were necessary to carry a lady's small objects, as the dresses during this time were too delicate to have pockets. Although reticules typically had drawstring closures, this one has been updated with loop-through handles. Construction begins at the bottom of the bag with a square knitted in a herringbone pattern. The sides are picked up and knitted in the round. Handles are knitted separately and sewn on.

Finished Size: About 13." circumference and 5" tall, without handles. 
Yarn: Lana Grossa Setanova (60% silk, 40% cotton; 164 yd [150 m]/50 g): #015 eggshell, 2 skeins. 
Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine 
Needles:  Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16" circular (cir) or double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. 
Notions:  Markers (m); tapestry needle. 
Gauge: 29 sts and 48 rows = 4" in little arrowhead patt; 51 sts and 41 rows = 4" in little herringbone patt. 
Originally Published:  Jane Austen Knits, 2011

SKU: EP5009

Author/Speaker/Editor: Heather Zoppetti

Format: eProject

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