Knitting Pouches Reliquary Style by Anne DesMoines
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Knitting Pouches Reliquary Style

Knitting
March 2012
Thread ?
15 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4/0 - 1.25 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
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This is a handbook for creating small drawstring pouches based on the Relic pouches found in Chur/Sion in Switzerland. These relic purses are dated to the 13th century and are described in some detail in Rutt’s A History of HandKnitting. The handbook includes direction in selecting materials, choosing and implementing design elements, and creating your own design. There are also specific directions for creating a pouch from each of the charted designs. There are 8 color charts and a Bibliography with links to online resources.