Lotus Pond by Mary-Anne Mace
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Lotus Pond

Knitting
March 2016
Lace ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
820 - 875 yards (750 - 800 m)
One
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My fascination with knitted lace continues with this modern top-down crescent shaped shawl. Flora and fauna motifs flow from the neck edge down, beginning with tiny little moths and pansies before moving on to lotus flowers. Finally, the edge is decorated with a delicate trefoil – a perfect ending to an interesting knit.
This shawl makes good use of a Japanese stitch pattern that I have modified and paired with European techniques such as nupps and gathered stitches. Just a few nupps – and if you don’t like nupps, beads could easily replace them – representing droplets on your lotus pond.

Both charts and written instructions are included.

Skills required:
Increases: yarn overs, 3 stitch and 5 stitch lift, lifted increase.
Decreases: k2tog, ssk, k3tog, sssk, k4tog, ssssk, sk2p, s2kp2
Other stitches: nupps; 5 from 5 gathered stitch

Lace is largely worked on RS rows, with occasional decreases on WS rows, The ssssk listed above occurs just 3 times and can easily be swapped with a k4tog without any visual difference.

Full instructions are given on how to work these stitches.

For additional information and photos of how to work the 3 & 5 Stitch Lift check out this blog post..