Maarika by Elizabeth Lovick
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October 2016
Lace ?
15 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Charts on 4mm needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
875 yards (800 m)
95cm (37.5") square

Taking elements from traditional Estonian lace knitting, Elizabeth Lovick has designed this beautiful square shawl. It is worked from the centre out, starting with a circular cast-on method, and incorporates a range of patterns including hearts formed from clusters of nupps. Elizabeth has knitted her shawl using a pure baby alpaca laceweight yarn from Knit Picks, called Alpaca Cloud; it is available in a wide range of muted and bright shades.

Yarn Requirements
Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud (Laceweight, Cora (26783); 2 x 50g skeins

Needles and Accessories
1 set 4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needles, at least 100cm long
5mm (UK 6/US 8) needle for casting off
4 stitch markers