FuchsiaNouveau by Rosemary (Romi) Hill
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July 2013
Lace ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette - blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
420 - 1600 yards (384 - 1463 m)
Regular, Tall, (plus top can be knit as half-sized)
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This is the third pattern of Romi’s 2013 Pins & Lace Club!

The Art Nouveau style has always been one of my very very favorites. I can stare for hours, and have been known to do so often (especially at the Paris Metro)! When I set out to design this shawl, I had a lovely two color garden fuchsia as my inspiration. Then my mind took over, and without consciously realizing it, I channeled the Art Nouveau and Deco aesthetic in the books I’ve been perusing of late.

The leaf motifs create the shape of the fuchsia flower in a two tiered semi-circle. Beads drip like dew across the upper skirt of the flower, draping across your shoulders in lovely silk.