|Hand Knit Lavender Sachet|
This is my favorite knitted sachet pattern. It works up quickly and makes an adorable, scentuous gift! The finished size is approximately 3 1/2 " by 2 1/2" if knit with Sugar and Cream Cotton yarn, about the size of the palm of your hand. To reduce the size of the sachet, use a Linen, Hemp or Silk blend yarn, and smaller needle size.
You can place a drawstring organza bag inside to contain the Lavender Buds, or line it with a bit of lawn fabric or white cotton yardage sewn on 3 sides and sewn closed at the top. Stuff with Lavender or other fresh herbs and watch the smile of the happy recipient!
KNITTED LACY LAVENDER SACHET BAG
The pattern is from Love of Knitting Magazine, Winter 2009, Knitted Lavender Sachet Bags – by Maggi Knits.
1 skein Cotton/Linen blend yarn (50 g/126yds) or yarn of choice (above is all cotton)
US size 6 needles suggested, (I used “6’) but gauge is not real important in this project.
CAST ON: 48 sts. Work in SEED STITCH for 4 rows.
NEXT (eyelet) row (RS):
K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.
Work in seed st for 4 more rows. Change to Baby Fern pattern and work until piece measures 6 inches. Bind off.
Rows 1, 3 & 5 (WS): Purl.
Row 2: *K2 tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 4: *K2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 6: *K2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.
SACHET: Make one piece. Fold in half, RS tog. Sew base and side seams. Insert organza bag or sew liner bag - 31/2 x 4 1/2” of gauzy fabric, stuff with Lavender buds. Turn top seams under and secure, then sew tightly shut. Add a ribbon closure by threading ribbon through eyelets near top, then tie it into a bow.