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Lacy Sachet

May 7, 2009
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Designer: Eunny Jang
Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: Easy.

"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 like filling mine with lavender and dried bergamot rind.


Finished Size: 8" circumference and 6 1⁄2" tall.

Yarn: Dale of Norway Stork (100% cotton; 195 yd [180 m]/50 g; CYCA #2 fine sport): #2 off-white, 1 ball.

Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; markers (m); ribbon; fabric for lining.

Gauge: 18 sts = 4" and 10 rows = 2" in eyelet patt..

Skill level: Easy.

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jebain wrote
on Oct 4, 2009 12:50 PM

I am new to knitting, so I was just wondering if when the patterns says "yo," do I bring the yarn over and then follow the instructions for the next stitch, or does the direction "yo" include knitting the next stitch. For example, when it says "yo, k1," would I bring the yarn over, knit a stitch to complete the "yo", and then knit another stich in order to have completed the "k1"? Or do I just bring the yo and knit a stich and then bring the yarn over gain and do a slip slip knit? Thanks for your help!

Bonnie wrote
on Jun 13, 2009 5:40 AM
I enjoyed making this. It's pretty, makes a nice quick gift, and is a good way to use up partial skeins of yarn in your stash.
on Jun 6, 2009 11:29 PM
I have been knitting for about 10 years, however I have crocheted and embroidered since I was 9 yrs. old, thanks to my grandmother. I have made felted bears, scarves by the hundreds, knitting bags, backpacks,easter bunnies,ice cream cozies,laptop covers,socks,snowboarders hats, and many other things. It is nice to find free patterns, and even if someone thinks the lace sachet isn't cute, well, try using other yarns instead of being negative.
spa304 wrote
on Jun 5, 2009 11:25 AM
J.V. Best dried lavender is from Purple Haze Farm in Squim, WA. If you prefer to shop locally, I would try a health food store in your area. TrishS
KathyM@4 wrote
on Jun 2, 2009 12:39 PM
I love It! I am a beginner too and avoid the pretty lace patterns cuz theres no way I could figure them out yet. This is cute and perfect for me to knit! Kathy
connie@7 wrote
on May 27, 2009 11:38 AM
I tried making this with left-over sock yarn, and it came out really cute. Maybe not an heirloom, but fun and colorful. My yarn happened to have long color repeats, so I knit the first two rounds from one end of the ball and the next two rounds from the other end of the ball to mix the colors up a bit. Also, I found 3" x 4" organza pouches in the bridal section of my craft store to use for the lining. Quick and no sewing!
J.V wrote
on May 26, 2009 12:34 PM
nice pattern where can I get the lavendar to fill It?
C. L.F wrote
on May 23, 2009 4:27 PM
Thank you! This was so easy and quick - I made up enough for each of the teachers as an end-of-year gift. Thanks for this timely pattern!
Liezel wrote
on May 17, 2009 11:54 AM
To all the "professional" knitters who don't like the pattern- It is marked EASY which means it is meant for BEGINNERS!!! Do you not remember when you just started out? Way to kick the puppy...thanks. As a beginner I am thrilled! I am knitting lace people! Mine is lavender, bamboo& silk AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you Eunny for helping me to be introduced to lace knitting!
on May 13, 2009 5:46 AM
Thank you for this adorable and quick pattern. I made it and my girls think it is so cute. It was easy and makes a nice gift. Suzanne
Oleen48 wrote
on May 9, 2009 6:44 PM
KNITTERS!!!! Remember, you must be LOGGED-IN to download a FREE PATTERN and have adobe reader access to open the attachment. Thanks so much for the neato easy project. Charlotte
Janice Kobis wrote
on May 9, 2009 4:05 PM
very pretty I was so glad that I had some stork in my stash.
grandma dale wrote
on May 9, 2009 12:10 PM
Thanks for the pattern and the ideas. If a pattern in a simple item doesn't appeal, it's easy to substitute another kind of lace pattern or rib section. I especially liked the note about the unexpected uses as a cell-phone holder or tiny pouch to hold lipstick-plus-cash.
mauserati wrote
on May 8, 2009 8:42 PM
FaWay - Bergamot is a member of the citrus family. It's the odd flavor in Earl Grey tea. Other than EGt, the oil is used as an anticeptic and an insect repellent.
mauserati wrote
on May 8, 2009 8:39 PM
I agree this lace stitch is neither elegant or attractive, but lace is not really Eunny's forte. I'm sure there are dozens, if not hundreds of lace patterns that can be substituted. btw, this is almost exactly the same pattern as the soap bag from interweave's spa set a couple years ago. It was made in organic cotton: eyeshade, exfoliating mitt and a bag for holding a bar of soap. My understanding was to use the bag like a washcloth, though it seems pretty unsanitary to keep the soap in the wet bag. Or rather wasteful and awkward to remove the soap and wash the bag every day. Anyway, I used an oddball of silk to make the bag, then covered a cello package of chocolates. My friend tied the drawstrings around the handle of his brief with the pouch hanging inside the case to keep his mobile within reach. He likes it better than the built in phone pocket, because he has to look for which side of the bag the pocket is, but the bag strings are readily feel-able from the outside, without looking. The drawstrings also mean he can open it with one hand, but no worries about the phone or his commuter pass falling out. It was a totally serendipitous use; I love that he's so happy with what was actually an afterthought that I made because I was bored.
FaWay wrote
on May 8, 2009 6:52 PM
by the way what is dried bergamont rind?
FaWay wrote
on May 8, 2009 6:50 PM
very pretty I think. if I can get the pattern to download I think I would like to make some of these up.
FaWay wrote
on May 8, 2009 6:50 PM
very pretty I think. if I can get the pattern to download I think I would like to make some of these up. Fay
DebbyM wrote
on May 8, 2009 4:52 PM
Oh! Perfect for Mother's Day =-) I'm going to make a couple =-) Thanks!
StephanieH wrote
on May 8, 2009 4:19 PM
To Linda Hoke, When you go to the download page, and it comes up with the subscription offer, just above that is the area to click to download the actual pattern. I hope this was helpful!
on May 8, 2009 3:45 PM
The pattern is for sport weight -- it looks to be a nice stash buster. Has anyone knitted it up in worsted?
on May 8, 2009 3:04 PM
I was always that if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. If a user doesn't want the free pattern, don't take it. No need for a negative comment.
DorisN wrote
on May 8, 2009 3:03 PM
I'm planning to make a few of these for a bazaar in Nov 2009. I even have the lavender to fill them with. I'll line mine with colorful satin or taffeta (I have lots of small pieces.) They should sell easily. Thanks for the idea!
NormaE wrote
on May 8, 2009 2:12 PM
Just in time! I have a lady friend who is celebrating her 88th birthday, and I know she will love a couple of these sachets.
IngridS@3 wrote
on May 8, 2009 1:14 PM
Thank you for the lovely fast gift idea. I appreciate the many patterns you share here - and yes, they have enticed me to subscribe to your great publication and purchase multiple Interweave books. Great products! Thanks!
DaleN wrote
on May 8, 2009 11:20 AM
"Lacy"??? This is not pretty at all.
Jane@6 wrote
on May 8, 2009 10:24 AM
Thank you !
Linda Hoke wrote
on May 8, 2009 9:16 AM
When I try to download the lacy sachet pattern, all I get is a way to subscribe to your magazine. Isn't this pattern available in a printable form? Linda Hoke
BetsyZ wrote
on May 8, 2009 8:22 AM
Thank you for the lace sachet. I t will make great gifts. I appreciate the effort it takes to design and knit these patterns. betsy
gwen@3 wrote
on May 8, 2009 5:28 AM
I am just a beginner and I found this very easy for me. I made 1on my lunch time. Thanks you for a quick little something for mothers day.