LACE ARROW SACHET
Materials: a small amount of fingering- or sport-weight yarn, size 2 DPNs, tapestry needle.
Gauge: Approximately 8 st/in in Lace Arrow pattern. Thankfully, exact gauge is not essential.
Finished dimensions: Approximately 4.75" high, 2.5" wide. Believe it or not, I actually measured several bars of soap to achieve these dimensions!
CO 40 stitches. Distribute over 3 DPNs and join, being careful not to twist.
Knit 2 rows.
On the next round, begin Lace Arrow pattern (8 stitches and 16 rows=1 repeat) as follows:
Row 1: *YO, SSK, K3, K2tog, YO, K1* repeat * to * around
Row 2 and all even rounds: Knit
Row 3: K1 *YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K3* repeat * to * around, ending last repeat with K2
Row 5: *K2, YO, slip 1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, K2, P1* repeat * to * around
Row 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15: *SSK, (K1, YO) twice, K1, K2tog, P1* repeat * to * around
Row 16: Knit
Repeat Lace Arrow pattern twice.
Knit 2 rows.
Bind off using Kitchener Stitch.
Weave in loose ends. To tie the sachet, use a length of the same yarn you used for the sachet itself, or a contrasting yarn. If you want to get fancy, make a braid or a tiny I-cord. Go wild!
Reference: Barbara Walker, "Lace Arrow Pattern." In The Craft of Lace Knitting, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971.
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