This little knitted sachet is quick and easy to make and makes a nice little gift for a friend or yourself. Tuck some dried herbs inside, either from your garden or purchased ones. Then you can add that lovely aroma to your drawers or storage boxes and enjoy it all year round.
This is a knitted sachet, (using a basket weave stitch), that I made to hold dried herbs or potpourri. You could also sew a small bag to go inside. This would hold the dried herbs etc. and stop them from coming out between the stitches of the knitted sachet. I have used netting from curtains as it is light and does not stop the scent of the herbs from coming through.
You need 3.25 mm knitting needles, some worsted weight yarn – your choice of colour. This is a great little project for using up your stash of yarn. If you use different sizes of needles and yarn, the tension with vary, and the size of the sachet will also vary.
You start by casting on 24 stitches.
Rows 1 to 4 – (k4, p4) 3 times.
Rows 5 to 8 – (p4, k4) 3 times.
These 8 rows form the pattern.
Repeat 4 times and then do rows 1 to 4 again.
Knit two pieces. Join together along three sides to make a pouch. Fill with dried herbs, dried lavender, or potpourri of your choice. Then join last side. Just to fancy it up a bit I made 2 tassels and attach one to the bottom corner and one to the top corner. The finished size is about 5 inches or 12.5 cm. square. You could even add a loop of yarn or ribbon so it can be hung in a closet.
I have a couple of lavender plants and I trim off the lavender flowers, tie in a bunch and hang them to dry inside a paper bag. When totally dry, I tuck the dried blooms inside the sachet, finish sewing it up and enjoy the aroma every time I open the drawer. What a great way to bring your garden inside and enjoy it all year.
If you don’t have any herbs you can add a bar of soap for a lovely aroma. Before giving this as a gift I would remove the wrapper from the soap to enjoy the scent more. I’m also going to add velcro to the opening so that the soap or herb bags can easily be removed.
This little project is perfect for completing on those wintery days when the weather is too snowy or too cold to go outside. You can knit them now, fill them later, and give them as gifts as needed.
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