Kalmia by Simone Kereit


July 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
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Mountain Laurel bloom and grow
on branches near the water low
and waterlily pink in bloom,
I see in ponds I pass in June!

Errata: Revisions to Border chart are in the works.
Rows 5 and 7 should have 10 sts before and after the repeat; and row 7 has 3 sts inside the repeat (as opposed to the 4 sts shown in V072016)
Updated pattern will be available soon

Kalmia and Nymphea are ‘Sister Shawls’. Add both to your cart and save $6, getting both for $8! Both shawls start out the same, but Kalmia and Nymphea have completely different borders, and Nymphea is larger overall.

This top down shawl is named after the local state flower, Mountain Laurel (or Kalmia Latifolia) that grows in abundance in higher elevation in wetter areas. The sun-drenched scent that reminds me of kayak paddles on peaceful lakes.

Full written and charted instructions!

Polka Dot Sheep ‘Tenderfoot’ (80% superwash merino/20% Nylon, 400 yards / 365 m, 3.5 oz / 100 g)
1 skein ‘Petals’

US Size 5 (3.75 mm) min 32”/ 80cm circular needle to hold large number of stitches, or size to obtain gauge

22 st = 4” in stockinette st

6 stitch markers
approx. 207 sz 6/0 Beads and crochet hook or tool for preferred beading method

Finished Size:
43”/ 110 cm wingspan tip to tip, 17”/ 43cm center back depth

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