(or gauffrage in French) is a technique in Japanese woodblock printing for embossing paper with a carved block that has not been inked. Contrasting fulled garter stitch and stockinette creates textured monochrome patterns that resemble the technique.
Finished measurements (after fulling): Height: Approx 15” / 38 cm (excluding handle)
Width: Approx 13½” / 34.5 cm
Yarn: 3 skeins Pico Accuardi Dyeworks Naturally Dyed Imperial Stock Ranch Wool–Alpaca (220 yds / 201 m per 3 oz / 85 g skein; 60% Wool, 40% Alpaca) in Bleeding Heart
Needles & Notions: Size 8 US / 5 mm circular needle, 40” / 100 cm or longer
Two D–shaped purse handles 7¼” / 18.5 cm wide at base (sample uses Lantern Moon wooden D–ring handles), two oval buttons 2½” / 64 mm wide by 1¼” / 32 mm high (sample uses Lantern Moon Chrysanthemum Oval in Black Oyster), sewing needle, heavy–duty thread
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st before fulling
Construction Notes: The finished fabric is fulled lightly. The embossed pattern results in a nubbly, raised, shadowy stripe outside, with a smooth inner side.
No seaming required.