Knitted Lacy Bag for Lingerie Pattern
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|A well-traveled woman of the late nineteenth or early twentieth century would never have allowed her silk slips, nightgowns, and stockings to be placed in a suitcase or steamer trunk without first inserting them into protective lace-trimmed bags. Based on a turn-of-the-twentieth-century example, this bag combines simple knitted-lace panels and edgings to create a repository for special small articles. For a bag large enough to hold nightgowns or slips, increase the number of motif repeats across and adjust the length accordingly. I used a contrasting color of silk thread to crochet an edging and incorporated a flower embellishment.
Finished Size: 5 inches (12.7 cm) tall and 9 inches (22.9 cm) wide with a 3-½ inch (8.9-cm) tall flap
Pattern Requirements: Kreinik Silk Serica, 3 ply 100% filament silk thread, 10 meters (10.9 yd)/spool, 12 spools of #1092 Lightest Wood Violet (MC) and 1 spool of #6104 Medium Lavender (CC); www.kreinik.com
CiaoGoo Red Lace Needles, circular 24 inches (61.0 cm), size 2 (2.75 mm); www.chiaogoo.com
Crochet hook, size 8
Fabric, silk, 1/3 yard (0.3 m), Cream, for lining
Sewing thread, to match fabric
Button, silk flower, or other embellishment
Snap or fastener to close flap (if desired)
Needles, sewing and tapestry
Gauge: 23 sts and 54 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in lace patt; gauge is not critical for this project
Originally Published: Knitting Traditions Fall 2013