Victorian Silk Reticule Pattern Download
This pattern has been translated into modern terms from a Peterson's Magazine issue written by Mrs. Jane Weaver in January 1863. Mrs. Weaver writes, "These very pretty little purses are now much used, and as they are easy of execution, we are sure that many young ladies will feel inclined to make one, either for her own use or as a New Years present."
Finished Size: About 15 1⁄4 inches (38.7 cm) in circumference and 9 inches (22.9 cm) tall
Yarn: Treenway Silks Jorie II, 100% Bombyx Spun Silk yarn, light worsted weight, 210 yards (192.0 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 1 skein each of #33 Tiramisu (A) and # 214 Glacier (B)
Needles: straight 10 inches (25.4 cm), size 0 (2 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge Crochet hook, size D/3.25 mm
Notions: Glass padre or trade beads 7–10 mm, 9 blue to match color B, Waste yarn, Tapestry needle
Gauge: 22 sts and 42 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in patt
Originally Published: Knitting Traditions, Fall 2015