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Candy Wrapper Sachets

Knitting
April 2006
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch worked in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
203 yards (186 m)
2" (5 cm) x 4" (10 cm)

Pattern description from One Skein: “To make a sachet that’s almost too pretty to hide in a drawer or closet, knit up a decorative little tube, tuck some sweet-smelling lavender inside, and secure it in place with ribbon ties. I’ve provided a trio of stitch patterns, but feel free to experiment with your own designs. The sachets knit up quickly and use only a small amount of yarn, so before you know it, you’ll have one for every drawer in the house. If you run out of drawers, add an extra length of ribbon to form a loop at one end and hang the sachets from hangers or hooks in your closet.”

Finished Size: About 2” (5 cm) wide and 4” (10 cm) long, assembled and stuffed.

Yarn:

  • Fingering-weight (CYCA Super Fine #1) yarn.
  • Jaeger Silk (100%; 203 yd 186 m/50 g): #129 cosmos (pink) and #131 silver blue.
  • Note: One skein of this yarn will make about 8 sachets.

Needles:

  • Size 3 (3.25 mm): set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn).
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; 5.5 yd (4.9 m) of 3/8” (1-cm) ribbon, cut into 12” (30.5-cm) lengths; about 4 oz (114 g) of dried lavender (available where potpourri supplies are sold, or from natural food stores); 8 Japanese self-fillable tea bags (available at Japanese/Asian markets or online at www.inpursuitoftea.com); sewing needle and matching thread.

Notes:

  • The silk yarn shown is fairly fragile and will sometimes leave a gap, or “ladder,” as you change from one double-pointed needle to the next. to avoid ladders, work a few extra stitches onto each needle every now and then to shift the position of the spaces between the needles.

  • You may find it helpful to use 4” (10 cm) sock needles to make working in the round on a small number of stitched more manageable.