Sally Pointer

for Wicked Woollens   2009

Goblin Market

Pointer: "Goblin Market is a reticule with a Victorian feel. It features a richly textured leaves and berries border, the body of the bag has a shape loosely inspired by pomegranates and poppy capsules and uses several distinct pattern stitches for a fast, interesting knit.

"It uses approximately 20g of sock weight yarn, so perfect for finishing up odds and ends, though it would work fine on heavier yarn and appropriate needles.

"The name comes from the poem ‘Goblin Market’ by Christina Rosetti:

"MORNING and evening
Maids heard the goblins cry:
“Come buy our orchard fruits,
Come buy, come buy”

We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?"

"Hint: When working the star stitch section, keep your tension a touch looser, it makes the stitches easier to form."

Pattern Detail

  • border pattern is charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • partly circular, no sewing
  • size depends on yarn weight used
  • digital PDF has 3 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.5 mm
    • US 1.5
    • 36.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Goblin_market Goblin_market1.pdf-1data

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