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May 8, 2009

Note from Sandi: Here's the third in our series of "heirloom" staff projects from the Summer 2009 issue of Interweave Knits. This time, Eunny Jang, editor of Knits, gives us a lovely yet quick knitted lace pattern--just in time for a last-minute Mother's Day gift!


"Heirloom" can mean a lot of things; I tend to think a lot about the old-fashioned urge to make the simple functional items of our daily lives beautiful and worth looking at as well as useful. I love fresh-smelling linens but hate heavy or chemical-based scents and sprays. So simple sachets do the trick nicely. This little lace version is so quick to make that I've got one now in every drawer: I lke filling mine with lavender and dried bergamot rind.

Some other sachet recipes you might like are:

  • Your favorite potpourri, crushed (obviously);
  • Dried herbs and spices - seasonal sachets can be nice; whole cinnamon and cloves for winter, dried lemon and lavender for spring;
  • Essential oils dropped on some cotton wadding;
  • Loose tea leaves you like the scent of;
  • Soap shavings (dry!) or leftover slivers, nestled into cotton wadding;
  • Sawdust or shavings from wood (cedar is nice!).

For more ideas for last minute heirloom gifts for the mother in your life, check out the Summer 2009 Interweave Knits. (If your local yarn shop doesn't have a copy, you can order one here.)

-- Eunny

Download the free pattern for Eunny's Lace Sachet


Sandi Wiseheart is the founding editor of Knitting Daily. She is now the author of the popular Knitting Daily blog: What's on Sandi's Needles.

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PAMH wrote
on May 9, 2009 7:47 AM
Interweave Knits has top-notch editors, photographers and magazine design, not to mention great patterns. Love it! The Galleries are the best. I've learned a lot from the in-depth analysis of fit on different people. Thanks to Knitting Daily, I get my fix of knit-talk when I get home from work. I just watched the video on blocking lace. IK & KD have something for everyone. P.S. -- I totally agree with Vici in Louisiana. :)
Vici wrote
on May 9, 2009 6:35 AM
Thanks for the lace sachet pattern. Would also make a nice bag for jewelry when you travel and would tuck in your purse. I do not know why someone would make a negative comment about a free pattern that they have a choice to use or not. Their mother must not havetold them if you can not say something nice, say nothing at all. Vici in Louisiana
JanetG wrote
on May 8, 2009 1:36 PM
I subscribe to Knits. The last 2 magazines were sopping wet. It is very dissappointing to receive these covetted treasures in such a condition. Can someone do somthing about this? Janet Graff
AngelaB@5 wrote
on May 8, 2009 10:22 AM
K1 is "knit one stitch" P1 is "purl one stitch"
MontseA wrote
on May 8, 2009 7:22 AM
Free Pattern: Knitted Lace Sachet About this pattern, can you tell me the meaning of this two abbreviaions: Kl Pl Thank you
DebbyS@2 wrote
on May 8, 2009 5:35 AM
I made the Bride's Sachet and I love it. I thought if it were made in lacewight, it would be an adorable newborn hat. ds