Sempervivum

Sempervivum is a large, semi-circular lace shawl. Originally released as part of the 2019 Ysolda Club.

  • It’s worked top down in an intuitive pattern inspired by the leaves of succulents. Mathematically the top edge is slightly more than 180 degrees which allows it to drape better over the shoulders, staying in place however you wrap it. The circular patterning means the charts have lots of no stitch boxes, but otherwise the lace patterning is easier to work than it looks and there are plenty of rest rows. The final chart creates dramatic points — thread a blocking wire through only these points and pin out for the highest impact.

    VERSION INFORMATION

    sempervivum_v2.1.pdf

  • YARN

    984 yds / 900m of laceweight yarn, plant based blends are ideal.
    Shown in Ysolda Sedum (40% merino, 30% linen, 30% silk, 656 yds / 600m, 100g) in 2019 club colour Cauticola

    NEEDLES

    US 4 / 3.5mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular needle

    NOTIONS

    Stitch markers

    SIZING

    Finished length at top: 76" / 190cm
    Finished depth: 29" / 72.5cm




Details

Gauge

15 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in st st blocked aggressively

Sizing


Supplies

Yarn

984 yds / 900m of laceweight yarn, plant based blends are ideal.
Shown in Ysolda Sedum (40% merino, 30% linen, 30% silk, 656 yds / 600m, 100g) in 2019 club colour Cauticola

Needles and notions

US 4 / 3.5mm straights or 24” / 60cm or longer circular


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