Camas Flower Shawl by Kelli Slack

Camas Flower Shawl

January 2017
Lace ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
800 - 1000 yards (732 - 914 m)
20 inches by 80 inches
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Camas flowers are a beautiful native wild flower in the Pacific Northwest. Once used by the native peoples as a staple food, the flowers are now enjoyed as a welcome harbinger of summer.

This shawl evokes the ethereal and fleeting beauty of the camas flower. The nupps evoke the open flowers and stalks that rise from the bulb. The twisted stitch ground between the flowers represents the other woodland and priarie plants that may be found near fields of camas. I chose a lovely blue for my shawl, though not the blue of true camas flowers. However, this shawl would look equally lovely in any other color.

This pattern is meant for intermediate knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.
Yarn: 1 Skein Fyberspates Gleem 55% Bluefaced Leceister, 45% Silk, 874 yards OR 1 Skein Teresa Ruch Designs 10/2, 100% Tencel, 1040 yards

Needle: US 3 (3.25 mm) Hiya Hiya Circular needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 6.5 stitches per inch (spi) and 9 rows per inch (rpi) OR 26 stitches & 36 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: 20 inches wide by 80 inches long

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the width of the shawl as needed; add or subtract repeats of the chart to adjust the length.