When I first saw this beautiful yarn, hand dyed by Miss Babs, I wanted to create a lace pattern with plenty of solid areas allowing the gorgeous yarn to shine. The colors are a perfect match to the rich pink flowers of ‘Duchesse de Rohan’, a centifolia rose, which blooms all summer and well into autumn.
The simple lace stitches reflect the shapes of rose petals while the optional nupps or beads add extra texture and interest to the project. Total of 39 larger beads, size 6/0 4mm up to 3/0 5.5mm, are needed to replace nupps with beads.
Centifolia is shaped as a narrow crescent to allow for different ways of tying and wrapping. The shawlette is knitted in one piece starting at the outside edge of the lace and the narrow curved shape is created by a set of short rows. The combination of simple lace and easy stockinette stitches makes Centifolia an interesting and a quick-to-finish project.
The Centifolia pattern is now available as Ravelry download.
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