Buds in the Breeze
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:
- 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.
- 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
I would like to use the beads in place of nupps in the Buds in the Breeze shawl. I have roughly 1400 beads – are there enough? I also want to use tear drop beads on the short edge points and need to know how many points there are in the finished garment. Can you help?
I am thinking of making the Buds in the Breeze shawl for my sister in law, whose mother was Estonian. I am wondering if I can do this without nupps and don’t want to substitute beads. My SIL is not the nupp/bead type.
I am a new lace knitter. I have done one feather and fan baby blanket and am practicing making a lace scarf with diamonds before I start the shawl. Do you think this is too ambitious for me?