Monday, December 22, 2008

Lavender Sachet - Free Pattern!

Here it is, the quick and easy Lavender Sachet!Finished size:
approx 3" wide by 4" tall

Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Prairie Lupine (or any other worsted weight yarn you'd like) I don't know exactly what yardage, but it's not a whole lot.
Size US 6/4.0mm DPNs
Yarn needle
Stitch marker (or keep track of which DPN you're on)a
About 1 yard/meter of matching or contrasting ribbon
Two 8"x8" squares of tulle to match the ribbon
About 1/4 cup of dried lavender flowers


CO 42 sts using backward loop method, place marker and join for working in the round

Rounds 1-3: Knit all sts
Round 4: *K2tog, YO, repeat from * around
Rounds 5-7: Knit all sts
Round 8: Fold work in half, knit side out, *pick up one loop from cast on edge and knit it together with one stitch on needle, repeat from * around (this creates the picot edging!)
Round 9: *K2tog, YO, repeat from * around

Work in stockinette until piece measures approximately 4" tall.
Two ways to finish it off:
1) Transfer sts evenly between two DPNs and graft them together using the kitchener stitch.
2) Turn work inside-out, transfer sts evenly between two DPNs and close it off using a three needle bind-off.

I used the second method, as I'm a bit lazy.
Weave in the loose yarn ends with a yarn needle and you're done with the knit part.

Now make it pretty!
Lay out the two tulle squares, one on top of the other, put the lavender in the middle and tie it up in a little pouch. Stuff it inside the knit pouch.
Fold the ribbon in half and tie off a 3-4 inch loop. Use a yarn needle to weave ribbon through the eyelet row of the knit pouch with loop in the center back. Pull loosely and tie in a pretty bow with ends hanging down and tulle sticking out the top.
Wa-La, there you have it.
(yes, that was intentional, i know it's voila)


Anonymous said...

Great idea; I love lavender (and I also love ideas to use up scrap yarn!)


Anonymous said...

So cute! These would make great bridal shower gifts.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love this idea so pretty:)Hugs Darcy

Mindy said...

That is such a lovely idea and quick too, would make lovely gifts for christmas.

Katie said...

Do you have a video on how to do the picot hem using double point needles or know a link where I could see a video showing this. I've looked but can't seem to find someone doing this with dpn's.
Specifically my problem is the part about picking up 1 stitch from cast on edge and one from needle and knit together, I'm having trouble with. Thank you and I love your sachet.

Mike said...

I love the colors of the ribbon.