Clematis by Laura Patterson


May 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 14.5 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
720 yards (658 m)
one size
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Clematis is an old Shetland border stitch. Though it’s lovely traveling up the side of something or attached to the outer edge of a square or rectangular stole, I thought it would be even prettier when traveling up the outer edges of a triangle. I flipped one side of the chart, so that the edges are mirror images of each other, then added a simple garter stitch center to make this shawl as cozy to wear as it is beautiful.

The shawl starts by casting on just five little stitches at the bottom point. The lace grows from this point into a delicate border winding its way up both sides of the shawl, framing the garter stitch center. It is topped off with a whimsical little edge worked as an applied border.

If you love the stitch but would prefer a scarf, Niobe (trapezoid) and Cirrhosa (crescent), use all the same stitches as Clematis… with completely different shapes.

Size (length x height): 79 x 44 inches; 201 x 112 cm.

Yarn: 720 yards light sport weight yarn.

Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, double YO, s2-k1-p2sso, applied border, cable cast on.

Other supplies: Two stitch markers required. Lifelines and additional stitch markers are optional.

Stitch patterns: Charted only.