Leafy Reticule by Sarah Gomez

Leafy Reticule

Knitting
September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round (blocked)
US 1 - 2.25 mm
6.75 inches tall and 9.25 inches circumference
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

This Regency-style reticule features a leaf-like stranded color-work pattern with matching drawstrings. Originally inspired by a small beaded purse in a museum, this style of bag is based off those used in Regency times, when Jane Austen lived and wrote.

Materials:

  • Knit Picks Palette, 100% Peruvian Highland wool yarn, fingering weight, 231 yards (211.2 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) ball, 1 ball each of #1989 oyster heather (MC) and #2196 spearmint (CC)
  • Needles, set of 4 double pointed, size 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Finished size: 6.75 inches (17.1 cm) tall and 9.25 inches (23.5 cm)
circumference

Gauge: 35 sts and 44 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in St st, blocked