Malva by Emmy Petersson


May 2013
Lace ?
14 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 720 yards (366 - 658 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Malva is an elegant and simple lace shawl, with a stockinette stitch body and a beautiful lace edging. It has a crescent shape that makes it drape well over the shoulders.
The flower motif on the lace edging is worked with traditional estonian lace stitches. The knitting starts with the lace edging. Stitches are then picked up along the edge, and the shawl is is shaped with short rows.

The pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters. Specific required skills are listed below. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.

Required skills
Cast on
Knit and purl
Lace knitting (yo, k2tog, p2tog, ssk, ‘sl 1, k2tog, psso’)
Estonian stitches - explained in the pattern (nupp, 2 into 2 gathered)
Picking up stitches along an edge
Short rows
I-cord bind off - explained in the pattern

Finished measurements
Instructions are given for three different sizes.
Length: 40 (48, 56)” / 102 (122, 142) cm
Width: 13 ½ ( 15, 17 ½)” / 34 (38, 42) cm

Recommended yarn
JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18 50 % merino, 50 % tussah silk; 630 yd/576 m per 56 g skein

Approximately 400 (560, 720) yd/ 365 (510, 655) m of lace weight yarn.

Needles & notions
US #4/3.5 mm circular or straight needles, or the needles that gives you a fabric you like.
Tapestry needle

14 sts/32 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.
Gauge is not important in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect the finished size and the yarn requirement.