Liquid Geography by Mary-Anne Mace

Liquid Geography

July 2018
Lace ?
21 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Lace repeat in Chart A
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
984 - 1028 yards (900 - 940 m)
This pattern is available for NZ$9.50 NZD buy it now

The fabric of Liquid Geography is a continuous cascade of lace and cables from beginning to end. This cabled lace creates the kind of sinuous texture I most love to design. New Zealand is a geologically active country - the land is literally moving beneath our feet, and that movement has become part of our lives. My inspiration for this shawl was to create a textured fabric that looks like the very landscape itself has become an oozing, liquid representation of solid land forms.
Liquid Geography.

Zealana Kiwi Lace is a heavy laceweight yarn at 198 metres per 40 grams (495 metres per 100 grams), but you can successfully substitute any laceweight yarn up to about 800 metres per 100 grams. I recommend swatching some lace and cables to be sure you’re getting a fabric you like with the needle size you have chosen.

Meterage: My project used 862 metres of yarn (943 yards), but that does not include the 10% extra that is commonly recommended when substituting yarns and accounting for gauge differences. Therefore I recommend you begin with 940 metres (1030 yards) of yarn, although many of you will likely complete the project with 900 metres (but I cannot guarantee this)

Techniques: lace is worked on both RS and WS rows; decreases include - k2tog, ssk, ssp, sk2p, s2kp2, k3tog. Cables include, 2/1 RC & LC, 2/2 RC & LC, 2/3 RC & LC,
You must be able to read a chart to complete this pattern.

Errata: There is a typo on page 2 in the key. For the ssk symbol it should say: ssk on RS, ssp on WS.

(When you purchase this pattern you will see two files. The stacked chart pdf is for a visual reference only, and is not absolutely required - it is so you can see how the motifs merge from chart to chart)