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Triangular lace shawl with cherry pattern
A few years ago I was obsessed with creating illustrative lace patterns, most of which ended up simply looking messy. It turns out that there are good reasons that most traditional lace patterns are simple, geometric representations of things like leaves and feathers. A stylized representation of a pair of cherries on their stalks turned out rather successfully and the pattern flowed well into columns of a simple geometric mesh pattern. And so I knit a shawl, but my design abilities were rather ahead of my pattern creation abilities and it took a little while to catch up in addition to simply finding the time to revisit the idea but I'm so glad to finally be sharing it.



16 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10cm in mesh pattern, well blocked.
23 sts and 35 rows = 4" / 10cm in st st.


Upper edge: approx 48[58]" / 122[147]cm; centre length: 24[29]" / 61[74]cm.



Fingering / 4ply or lace weight yarn: 430[510]yds / 395[470]m.
Larger shawl shown in Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga in Rose Weevil
Smaller shawl shown in Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 2ply in Cousin Coral

Needles and notions

US 5 / 3.75mm 32" / 80cm or longer circular.

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