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Fialka

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Fialka means ‘violet’ and I designed the shawl after I decided that I just have to make a purple shawl that will look like that beautiful little spring flower. When I think of spring, I imagine snowdrops and violets, which grew wild along the paths in the countryside when I was a child. I remember bringing home the tiny purple bouquets and enjoying not only their beautiful color, but also their incredible scent. The lace in this shawl reminds me of their petals and it takes me back in time…

Fialka is my classic bottom-up crescent design and because of that it is very easy to customize - the pattern includes four sizes, three different lace charts and beading options, all of which can be used to create many different combinations.

The shawl is worked from the bottom border in one piece starting with the lace edge and is shaped into a crescent with simple stockinette short rows (no wraps). The lace panel and the bind off include beads for texture, but the design will work without beads as well.

Finished Measurements:
XL shawl: 24.5” (center depth) x 63” (wingspan)
Large shawl: 17” (center depth) x 47” (wingspan)
Medium shawl: 15” (center depth) x 41” (wingspan)
Mini shawl: 11” (center depth) x 34” (wingspan)

Yarn (solid or tonal colors):
XL shawl: Any lace or light fingering weight yarn, approx 800 - 880 yards (using the Expanded Chart option); the XL lace sample was completed with 800 yards of Knit Picks Gloss Lace (70% Merino, 30% Silk; 440 yards / 50 grams); color: Mermaid
Large shawl:
Any lace or light fingering weight yarn, approx 450 – 500 yards; the large lace sample was completed with 450 yards of Pura Bella Pura Merino Silk Lace (50% Merino, 50% Silk; 630 yards / 56 grams); color: Passion Plum
Medium shawl:
Any fingering or sport weight yarn, approx 375 – 425 yards; the medium fingering sample was completed with 375 yards of Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 395 yards / 120 grams); color: Heuchera
Mini shawlette:
Any DK or worsted weight yarn, approx 195 - 220 yards; the mini worsted sample was completed with 195 yards of Malabrigo Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 216 yards / 99 grams); color: Apple Green

Gauge:
Lace weight: 24 sts / 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, unblocked, using US 6 / 4.00 mm needles
Fingering weight: 22 sts / 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, unblocked, using US 6 / 4.00 mm needles
Worsted weight: 16 sts / 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, unblocked, using US 8 / 5.00 mm needles

Needles:
Lace & fingering weight yarn: Size US 6 / 4.00mm & US 9 / 5.50mm circular needle, 32” or longer
Worsted weight yarn: Size US 8 / 5.00 mm & US 10 / 6.00mm circular needle, 32” or longer

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March 16 - Clue #4 with Clue #1 - 3 and all the pattern info and notes
March 9 - Clue #3 with Clue #1 & 2 and all the pattern info and notes
March 2 - Clue #2 with Clue #1 and all the pattern info and notes
February 24 - Clue #1 with all the pattern information and pattern notes
Project Tag:
SFMKAL2014

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