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Chrysanthemum

Knitting
August 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
760 - 1200 yards (695 - 1097 m)
Shawl measures 54” across by 27” long. Blanket measures 60” across.
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Chrysanthemum is a gigantic geometrical bloom with petals that multiply and expand from a single point. The design can be knit as a semi-circular shawl, circular shawl or blanket.

materials
Shawl: 2 skeins of Sweet Georgia Merino Silk Fine in Orchid (380 yds / 350 m per 3.5 oz / 100g skein; 50% fine merino wool, 50% cultivated silk)
Blanket: 6 skeins of Sweet Georgia Superwash Worsted (200 yards / 183 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 100% superwash merino wool) or Trinity Worsted (200 yards / 183 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 70% superwash merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% silk)

suggested needles
Shawl: US 6 / 4.0 mm circular needle, 24” / 60cm long
Blanket: US 8 / 5.0 mm; double pointed needles, circular needle, 24” / 60 cm long and 40” / 100 cm long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

gauge
Shawl: 22 sts / 4” in stockinette stitch using smaller needles
Blanket: 18 sts / 4” in stockinette stitch using larger needles

size
Shawl measures 54” across by 27” long.
Blanket measures 60” across
Finished size of shawl and blanket will depend on yarn choice, gauge, and how aggressively you block the finished piece.

skill level
Intermediate

skills required
Lace knitting from charts

pattern notes
The shawl is knit in rows of increasing length, beginning at the centre top, and working outward to the edging. The blanket is knit in the round, beginning at the centre point and working outward to the edging.

The same charts are use for blanket and shawl, but they are worked slightly differently, as described in the written instructions.