Anisoptera by Petitchoufleur


June 2015
Lace ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch (Stockinette Stitch)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
437 yards (400 m)
one size - 11in (28cm) deep and 60in (152.5cm) long
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Summer Flies Lace Knits
This collection has 4 patterns in total, including this sleeveless vest, a cowl and mitt set, socks, and a crescent shawl. The book includes:

  • both written and charted instructions for all lace
  • a tutorials and special sts section covering some of the more unique technique: lace on both RS and WS, applied i-cord and short rows.

To purchase, click on ‘Summer Flies’ at the top of this pattern entry.

When you purchase the ebook, you will receive the full e-book and separate files for each pattern and the tutorials section in your Ravelry library to make it easier to download exactly what you want.

Prefer a print version? Order a copy of the Print book here instead for £12 - (includes a copy of the ebook which will be delivered to you automatically so you can start knitting).

Anisoptera Crescent Shawl
When I started dreaming about this collection, I could picture perfectly the shawl I wanted - with dragonflies in flight along the border. It took awhile in the making to pick (and design some of my own) lace patterns to get the look I was after. I hope you’re as pleased with the effect as I am. The name, Anisoptera, comes from the scientific name for dragonflies.

This shawl features short rows to shape the crescent shawl body, followed by three stacking lace patterns which continue the gradual crescent shape at the edges through gradual increases, framed with dragonfly wings. Some of the lace patterns are Shetland-inspired and feature lace on both sides (RS and WS rows). The full pattern collection and book will have a tutorial covering yarn overs on the WS of your work - how to make them and how to work them on the next row.

Shown in: Damsel.

Finished Measurements (after blocking):
11in (18cm) deep by 60in (152.5cm) long

Yardage required: 400m (412yds)