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Eclat du Jour


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  • Stranded

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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Stranded Colorwork GAUGE 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.)

Supplies Needed

  • 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"

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Kourtney Robinson - Dollybird Workshop
Kourtney Robinson - Dollybird Workshop
Color, shape, and texture endlessly inspire me. For several years, I’ve been wholly consumed by knittingbecause it’s so forgiving, so flexible, and so free to the imagination. It also fits neatly into spare pockets of space & time, which makes it accessible to me, as designer, knitter, and mother of two busy little girls. I design the majority of what I knit, and self-publish the majority of it via Ravelry and here on Craftsy. The exceptions have been published in Interweave Knits Accessories 2011, Sanguine Gryphon, and with a Calgary-centric yarn club.