Ambrosial by Sivia Harding


March 2013
Lace ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, unstretched
US 5 - 3.75 mm
0.6 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
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We don’t usually think of the dead of winter as a time to knit ethereal lace, but isn’t it nice to have a reminder that warmer days are just around the corner?

The theme of this installment is renewal, and I delved into not only old shops but vintage buttons, but old books for the stitch patterns used in this design. Old things respectfully used in a new way make my heart sing. I hope you feel the same.

This time, the crescent shape looks whimsically like a crescent roll about to be rolled up! This piece casts on in a corner and grows in a diagonal manner. You will notice that most of the charts feature increases that lean toward the right side. The beaded borders that you see along both long sides feature a fern-like design that is very subtly shaped by the waving stitch pattern. The stitch pattern in the center section, a modification of one found in a book entitled Florence Knitting Silk No. 4, published in 1892, cascades in columns. The ending diagonal edge is a scalloped flourish that you may emphasize by blocking out the points as severely as you like.

The original design for the Mezzaluna Club included two sizes, both of which can amazingly be made out of one skein of Buffalo Wool Company’s exquisite bison/silk Sexy yarn. The smaller version is buttoned. Think of it as a little gift, one for you and one for a friend.

Bead requirements: 159 (246, 474) size 8/0 seed beads.

This pattern is part of the Mezzaluna Collection.