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Ipomoea

Knitting
July 2013
Lace / 2 ply ?
20 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
980 - 1000 yards (896 - 914 m)
one size, 80” (200 cm) wingspan, by 25 “(64 cm) center back
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Early morning in your garden, the dew feels cold and wet on your bare feet and the morning glories are unfurling their flower buds, as the first rays of sunlight wake them up. Winding vines, sparkling dew drops on the leaves and delicate flowers soaking up the sun’s warmth!

This crescent shaped shawl with optional beading is worked top down with lace panels like vines winding their way through the stockinette body. Towards the edge everything is in full bloom!

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Materials:

Yarn: 2 skeins Dream in Color ‘Wisp’ in ‘Morning Glory’ (50% Merino, 50% Silk; 550 yds (2.01 oz)/503 meters(57 g) lace weight) (actual yardage approx 980-1000 yds (897- 915 mtr))

Needles:
US 5 (3.75mm) circular needles, 32” (81 cm) or longer (60”/150 cm recommended) (as every knitter is different, use appropriate size needle for your yarn and your tension)
Set of double point needles plus 2 spare dbl (or 2 cable needles) pt for flower pin
small crochet hook (can use the beading one) for finishing flower pin

Notions:

  • 10-20 removable stitch markers,

  • (Optional: 50-60 g Size 6/0 beads, (or about 950 beads, size 8/0 or 6/0 beads) 0.6mm crochet hook for bead placement or tool for method of your choice.)

  • one 1.75” stitch holder to be used as shawl pin with your knitted Morning Glory flower

Gauge:
approx. 20 st = 4”/10 cm over stockinette stitch after blocking. Gauge is not critical, but will affect yardage required and overall size.
Finished Sizes: 80” (200 cm) wingspan, by 25 “(64 cm) center back, relaxed after blocking

Skills needed: Intermediate Lace knitting, reading charts, various versions of directional increases and decreases (such as s2kp, sk2p, k3tg, p3tg, skp, k2tg, 1-into-9 etc) yarn overs, slipped stitches, faggoting, picking up st in row below.
The border pattern is worked on both right and wrong side rows and includes various custom stitches that have been created just for this shawl. While there are video tutorials and detailed explanations available, please understand that this is not a beginner lace project.

All our patterns have been carefully tested and edited

Note:

  • For the sample shown in Wisp ‘Morning Glory’ I used the larger beads, except in the bind off row.
  • The Morning Glory stitch in the border pattern and the 3 dimensional flower for the pin have been especially created for this shawl.
  • Instructions are available charted only at this time.

Errata: Version ‘Aug5’ is the corrected version
Only the MGBC + corresponding st description was changed