Born as “Mystery no Mystery KAL” at in tiziana’s corner Ravelry Group, it is now a complete pattern called “Italian Garden”.
At the end of the KAL we had a contest to choose the name for the shawl. There have been many great suggestions and one of them was by bbknitting who wrote:
“It makes me think of a formal garden. I see triangular and oval flower beds with things like 3 in 3 and crossed stitches for flowers. The flower beds are separated by pathways for strolling.
I’d suggest “Italian Garden”, but there’s probably a beautiful garden in Italy that would make a much more elegant name. ”
As a search result in Google I found some pictures of Italian botanical garden which look like some motifs of this design so … Italian Garden it is !!
The download page contains 3 files :
- the swatch file.
- the PDF with the charts without colored background for the cables.
- the PDF with the charts which have the cable symbols with colored background.
This shawl is worked from neck down with about 670m - 920m / 733yd - 1007yd of a fingering weight yarn or lace weight yarn and needles size 3.5 - 4.00mm ( or size to obtain gauge).
The pattern is in both chart and text format.
This design has been test knitted with fingering weight yarn and lace weight yarn.
My biggest THANKS to the wonderful test knitters !!
Fan-Of-Steele did her sample with 797 yd of Jojoland Cashmere lace which has 400 yards on 2 oz . Needles size 3.75mm - US size 5 and /4.0mm - US size 6 .
It measures 26” x 56” .
Used 136 beads in lieu of some 3 into 3 sts.
jossroll did his sample with 714 yards - 653 m / 178.5g - 7.31oz of The Unique Sheep Gradiance Luxe which has 400yd -366m on 100g - 3.53oz. Needles size 4.00mm, Us Size 6.
It measures 29”X56” = 74cm X142cm . Added beads 8/0 Dark Teal on the edging.
LindaLovesLace did her sample with 251 grams - 670yd of Jitterbug which has 400yd - 366m on 150g - 5.29oz
Needles size 3.5mm, US 4.
It measures 33” x 66” .
mosil1949 did her sample with approx 75g 560m of DyeForYarn, 8ply Mulberry silk which has 750m on 100g, needles size 3.5mm US Size 4. A few beads on the body and on the edging.
It measures approx. 55x140cm.
Ninon39 did her sample with 215 grams - 993.3yd of KnitPicks Palette which has 231yd - 211m on 50g - 1.76oz
Needles size 4mm, 4.5mm, 5.00mm
It measures 24” x 60” / 60cm x 152.
My sample, worked with fingering weight wool required 860m - 940.5yd / 215g - 7.58oz of a 100% wool which has 400m - 437yd on 100g - 3.53oz. Needles size 4.00mm - US size 6
It measures 70 cm - 27.56” from neck to bottom edge.
My sample worked with lace weight yarn required 650m - 710.85yd / 81g - 2.86oz of Studio June Yarn Merino Silk Lace which has 800m - 875yd on 100g - 3.53oz. Needles size 3.75 - US size 5
It measures 63cm - 24.8” from neck to bottom edge.