Modern Reticule Knitting Pattern Download
Reticules became fashionable during the Regency era. These small bags were necessary to carry a lady's small objects, as the dresses during this time were too delicate to have pockets. Although reticules typically had drawstring closures, this one has been updated with loop-through handles. Construction begins at the bottom of the bag with a square knitted in a herringbone pattern. The sides are picked up and knitted in the round. Handles are knitted separately and sewn on.
Finished Size: About 13." circumference and 5" tall, without handles.
Yarn: Lana Grossa Setanova (60% silk, 40% cotton; 164 yd [150 m]/50 g): #015 eggshell, 2 skeins.
Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine
Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16" circular (cir) or double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge: 29 sts and 48 rows = 4" in little arrowhead patt; 51 sts and 41 rows = 4" in little herringbone patt.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits, 2011