Primavera Handkerchief

Primavera HandkerchiefPrimavera Handkerchief by Josie Mercier, from Knitting Traditions Spring 2016

The body of this handkerchief is based on a lace pattern called “Border Pattern for a Quilt” from The Ladies’ Knitting and Netting Book, published in 1838. The edging also comes from this book.

Finished Size 11½” square.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Heritage Sock Yarn (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 437 yd [400 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #5658 herb, 1 skein.

Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): straights and 16″ circular (cir) needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle.

Gauge 30 sts and 53 rows = 4″ in Quilt lace.

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