One day last November it was cold and rainy and there was not even a speck of green among all the muddy colors outside. I was dreaming of lush gardens full of beautiful flowers and I was inspired to create a shawl that would look like a garden, so I could have colorful blooms all year long.
The shawlette’s name, Diantha, is of Greek origin meaning ‘heavenly flower’.
The shawlette is worked from the bottom edge in one piece starting with the lace and is shaped into a crescent with simple stockinette short rows (no wraps). The lace panel, the short rows and the bind off include nupps and beads for texture; these can be worked in any combination or omitted altogether.
Three size options:
Large 16”x 60”: Any lace or fingering weight yarn, approx 440 – 465 yards
Medium 14”x 50”: Any lace or fingering weight yarn, approx 370 – 395 yards
Mini 12”x 40”: Any worsted weight yarn, approx 195 – 210 yards
Lace: 20 sts / 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st, unblocked, using US 7 / 4.5 mm needles
Fingering: 19 sts / 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st, unblocked, using US 7 / 4.5 mm needles
Worsted: 17 sts / 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st, unblocked, using US 7 / 4.5 mm needles
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