A Reticule a la Jane Austen to Knit Knitting Pattern Download
Modeled after a beaded reticule found among Jane Austen's belongings. Netting a reticule, in Pride and Prejudice was considered a female "accomplishment." Make this historical accessory as is or larger by incorporating thicker yarn and more rows before the decreases.
Finished Size: 13¼ inches (33.7 cm) circumference and 9½ inches (24.1 cm) tall
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220, 100 wool yarn, fingering weight, 273 yards (249.6 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) skein, 1 skein each of #8505 White, #8892 Azure, #9404 Ruby, #9430 Highland Green, #7827 Goldenrod, #7804 Shrimp
Needles: circular, 16 inches (40 cm), and set of double pointed, size 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Beads, 6/0 Dyna-Mites, glass, Opaque Rainbow Yellow,24; Crochet hooks, sizes 14 (0.75 mm) for placing beads and size B-1 (2.25 mm) Stitch marker; Tapestry needle
Gauge: 36 sts and 40 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in St st
Originally Published: PieceWork September/October 2014