Buds in the Breeze by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer

Buds in the Breeze

April 2011
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in blocked lace
US 6 - 4.0 mm
700 yards (640 m)
15" by 72" after tension blocking
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As enjoyable to knit as it is lovely to wear. This light-as-a-breeze stole features a field of flower-like medallions centered with nupp “buds”.

Even though this stole might appear to have complex shaping, it is knitted in the same number of stitches from end to end. The shaping along the edges is achieved by 2 things:

  1. An illusion created by the varying width of the garter stitch rows along the side edges as they dip into the main stitch area at regular intervals.
  2. Accentuating the points during the blocking process (blocking guide photos included in pattern).

Finished Size: 15” by 72”
Yarn: 700 yards light fingering weight
Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches over blocked lace stitch
Suggested needles: US 6 / 4 mm
Construction: worked flat in rows from one end to the other in one piece, no sewing or grafting
Stitch instructions: charted and written
Stitches used: knit, purl, slip, ssk, k2tog, yarn over
Special techniques: Estonian nupps
Skill level: intermediate or adventurous advanced beginner lace knitter

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