Thursday, May 16, 2013
New Design: Asking for Flowers
A sideways shawl with biasing garter stitch makes for a beautiful drape, and a dramatic Shetland lace edging adds interest to the knitting – but not too much – and to the finished product. Short-row wedges create a nice curved shape.
I used Rhichard Devrieze's wonderful hand-dyed 100% merino fingering weight yarn. The colourway, “The Flowers” brings to mind all the joys of a summer garden – wear the shawl in the spring, to hasten the arrival of the season, and in the winter, to remind you of the glories to come.
Suitable for knitters with a little lace experience, but you don’t need to be an expert!
Uses a bit less than 3 skeins of the yarn - about 550yds - and the finished item is 62 inches wide, and 20 inches deep.
More info on Ravelry, or
Also available on Patternfish.
Thanks much to Claude La Rue for the terrific photography!