This lacy square handkerchief scattered with strawberries was inspired by Desdemona’s handkerchief. Although Othello describes the handkerchief as being made from silk, I chose to use a light cotton and linen blend because that seemed more like handkerchief material to me. It can be worked in plain white and left plain or dyed, or it can be worked in intarsia. To demonstrate that this project could be decorative and useful, I also made a blanket with worsted-weight yarn.
Handkerchief: 22 sts and 37 rows = 4” / 10cm in background lace patt Blanket: 14 sts and 18 rows = 4” / 10cm in background lace pattern
Lace handkerchief: 14” / 35.5cm square;
Further pattern details (yarn, size, gauge) can be viewed in the second picture.