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Eclat du Jour

from Kourtney Robinson - Dollybird Workshop
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Eclat du Jour
Eclat du Jour
Eclat du Jour
Eclat du Jour

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Stranded Colorwork

Pattern Description:

This is the newly reformatted Eclat du Jour. It is a pattern for three fair isle knitted bags. There are three charted motifs - Thistle (a nod to Charles Rennie Mackintosh), Bee, and Pomegranate. Each bag can be worked in any of the motifs, and there are directions for optional handle reinforcement and lining. It was originally part of Sanguine Gryphon's Spring 2011 patterns, inspired by Art Nouveau.


34 sts and 36 rows = 4"/10 cm in stranded stockinette st worked in the round using two colors

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished sizes are as follows: Width 3.5 (5.25, 7)"/ 9 (13.5, 18)cm; Height 6.25 (8, 10.75)"/ 16 (20, 27.5)cm; Depth 0.25 (0.5, 0.75)" / .75 (1.5, 2)cm; Handle Length 6.5 (10, 54)" / 16.5 (25.5, 137)cm. (Medium bag has two handles.)


  • Smooth fingering yarn as follows: Small - approx. 45m/50yd MC and 45m/50yd CC, Medium - approx. 85m/95yd MC and 85m/95yd CC, Large - approx. 140m/155yd MC and 140m/155yd CC
  • US#2/2.75 needles to working small or medium circumference color work and 2 x 2.75mm/US#2 DPN's to work I-cord
  • 4 St Markers, 1 style "A", 3 style "B"
  • Sharp tapestry needle
  • Optional for Lining: 0.45m/18" x 0.35/14" cotton material, sewing thread to match MC, Hand sewing needle
  • Optional for Handle Reinforcement: 0.5[0.75, 1.5]m/yd of 1/8" cotton cording, 1 Tapestry Needle (dull) or bodkin

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