Fields of Lavender (Shawl) by Francoise Danoy

Fields of Lavender (Shawl)

May 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
600 - 735 yards (549 - 672 m)
52” (132 cm); 26” (66 cm)
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Lavender is one of my favorite flowers. Used extensively in aromatherapy, this flower aids in sleep and relaxation, making it a popular scent in massage parlors and essential oils. The Lavender Fields in Southern France (where my father is from) are a popular tourist attraction that brings happiness, serenity, awe and splendor to those who visit.

The Fields of Lavender set was made in collaboration with Gregoria Fibers; the yarn being a major source of inspiration behind the design. Anna, the magic-maker behind this yarn, infuses essential oils into the yarn when it is being washed, so the final skeins carry a calming scent, one that immediately made me think of Lavender Fields, along with the deep rich purple of her Dogwood color-way. Upon further research on this flower, I found myself drawn to its symbolism of grace, elegance and femininity, which helped determine the look and feel for this collection.

The Fields of Lavender Shawl combines many of my favorite elements in shawl knitting:

  • top-down triangular shaping
  • an easy to memorize lace stitch pattern
  • pops of contrasting color
  • squishy garter stitch
  • graceful wave edging finished off with a fun picot BO

Immerse yourself in the experience by letting your soul wander through the Lavender Fields in Provence as you knit up this delightful pattern.

Needle: US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needle. Long circular needle is recommended in order to accommodate the large number of stitches.
Yarns Used: Gregoria Fibers Sport Base (Sport / 2ply ; 100% Merino ; 300 meters ; 330 yards / 100 g). Two color ways used, Logwood (2 skeins) and Natural (1 skein; note, only very little of this skein was used)
MC: 550 - 660 yards ; 500 - 600 meters,
CC: 50 - 75 yards ; 45 - 70 meters
Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows in St. st. = 4 inches / 10 cm. Gauge is not crucial to this project but different gauges will affect size and yardage.
Other Notions: Stitch markers

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