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InstructionsThis project from the new Interweave special issue called Jane Austen Knits is worked seamlessly in a traditional lozenge shape, and features the Cross and Diamond mosaic pattern from Charted Knitting Designs by Barbara G. Walker, worked stranded rather than slip-stitched. Other than the I-cord handles and tassel, there is virtually no finishing, making this reticule a wonderful quick gift or ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Classic, Retro / Vintage, Traditional, Romantic, Whimsical
Yarn Love Elizabeth Bennet (65% Merino, 20% Bamboo, 15% Silk) in Saffron and Stallion
What was your inspiration?
The inspiration for this piece was Mrs. Elton's little reticule in Jane Austen's book, Emma. In the Regency Era, dresses didn't have pockets, so women carried these tiny bags instead.
What are you most proud of?
I love that it is all in one piece, and is a great project for knitters to learn colorwork.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make sure that there is enough contrast between the two colors to really make the crosses pop!