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Horseshoe Lace Bag

Horseshoe Lace Bag or Sachet.

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Easy Lace:

Most lace knitting projects involve thin yarn and small needles and often take a lot of time, but this Horseshoe Lace Bag/Sachet is a small project made with larger yarn and decent-sized needles. You can knit it up in an evening or two, block in and sew it up the next day.

It's the perfect size for a small gift (like jewelery or a gift card), or you can fill the bag with a sewn bag containing potpourri, cedar chips, dried flowers or rice scented with essential oil to make a great little knit sachet.

Materials:

  • about 50 yards of light weight yarn (I used Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere)
  • one pair size 5 US (3.75 mm) knitting needles
  • scissors and sewing needle

Gauge:

Before blocking, about 22 stitches per 4 inches (5.5 stitches per inch) in lace pattern. Gauge is not critical.

Size:

After blocking, bag is about 4 inches wide and 5 inches tall.

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 21 stitches.
  2. Work in Horseshoe Lace pattern (below) for 8 repeats, or until bag is close to twice the length you would like.
  3. Bind off in purl. Leave a long tail and do not weave in ends.
  4. Block lightly to open up the eyelets and allow to dry.
  5. Fold piece in half and sew side seams, using long tail on one side and another piece of yarn on the other. Weave in remaining ends.

Horseshoe Lace:

Works on multiples of 10 stitches plus 1.

Rows 1 and 3 (wrong side): Purl.

Row 2: Knit 1, *yarn over, knit 3, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, knit 3, yarn over, knit 1. Repeat from * across.

Row 4: Purl 1, *knit 1, yarn over, knit 2, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, knit 2, yarn over, knit 1, purl 1. Repeat form * across.

Rows 5 and 7: Knit 1, *purl 9, knit 1. Repeat from * across.

Row 6: Purl 1, *knit 2, yarn over, knit 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 2, purl 1. Repeat from * across.

Row 8: Purl 1, *knit 3, yarn over, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, yarn over, knit 3, purl 1. Repeat from * across.

Repeat these rows for pattern.

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