Heart of the Lotus
The Lotus is a symbol of chaitanya (sanskrit for consciousness). One’s awareness rises from its mundane beginnings in the mud and grows heavenward through the water, rising into the light first as a bud and then as a spendiferous flower opening to the sun. It has long been used as the symbol of the chakras (wheels), the crown chakra being the thousand petaled lotus. These luxurious armwarmers symbolize the stem of the flower, reaching out from the heart to the hand, opening layer upon layer to embrace the light.
Heart of the Lotus includes three versions, Ornate, Delicate and Sleek. Knit it in either fingering and sport weight yarn: instructions are included for both. Sleek and Delicate versions are reasonably quick to knit. Pattern sizes are formfitting. For looser armwarmers, especially if you like to scrunch or wear over a long-sleeve T, knit a larger size than usual.
Ornate version shown in Verdant Gryphon Bugga! in Alderfly. One skein is enough unless you want to lengthen the ornate version or knit ornate in the large size or both.
Sleek in shown Madelinetosh Pashmina in Venetian. One skein is ample for all sizes of sleek and delicate, two skeins for ornate.
Delicate in Malabrigo Finito in Mostaza. Two skeins are ample for sleek and delicate in all sizes, three skeins for ornate. I knit the Delicate version shown longer than the others by adding 4 rounds to each stem section. Written clearly with many color photos. Sizing tips included.
errata: current versions on ravelry and etsy updated on 12/15/15 fixed error on second row pair of tiny triangle bind off that read ”k, turn twice”. This should read ”k2, turn twice”. If you have an older version, please note this change.
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