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Hibiscus Garden Shawl/Shawlette

Apple Tree Knits
Summer to Fall: Shawls 2012
Knitting
July 2012
Lace / 2 ply ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 650 yards (366 - 594 m)
Small (shawlette) and Large
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Enjoy your very own Hibiscus Garden, any time of year! This fun, summery shawl features big beautiful hibiscus flowers worked in lace, and highlighted by glittering stamens worked in beads. Worked from the bottom-up and shaped with short-rows, the crescent shape of this pattern stays put however you choose to wear it. The small shawlette size is perfect for keeping off a cool summer breeze, while the large shawl size works equally well as a casual summer wrap or wrapped as a scarf while you wait for summer to return!

This pattern is presented in written and charted form for lace, and all directions are written out. This pattern requires standard lace increases and decreases, some beading, and short-rows for shaping; the lace pattern does contain “rest rows” (rows of all purl).

To make this shawl you will need:

Yarn
400 yds/365 m (650 yds/595 m) lace-weight
Recommended: Apple Tree Knits Stellar Lace in Azalea, 70% superwash merino/30% silk, 2-ply,
1085 yds (992 m)/3.5 oz(100g)

Needles
US #5 (3.75 mm) (or size to get desired fabric); circular needles recommended to accommodate the large number of stitches

Gauge
18 sts = 4 in. in stockinette stitch
(Gauge is not crucial to pattern)

Notions
Beads: 24(48) main color (MC), 60(120) contrast color (CC); crochet hook or dental floss (for placing beads); 3(7) stitch markers (optional); tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

Finished size
40 in/102 cm (80 in/203 cm) wide at widest point, by 15 in/38 cm (20 in/51 cm) deep at deepest point

A huge thank you to my wonderful testers, Cheryl63, Robebe, Eyeknit4U58, Pepperboy, fqfanatic, knittercritter, lindaran, LaceKitty, and bluemodesty!