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Mimosa Mimicry

Mia Rinde
Knitting
May 2012
28 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
350 - 650 yards (320 - 594 m)
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Mimosa is one of those plants that really make me happy, it has a wonderful smell, but most of all it’s the shape and colour of those fuzzy little flowers. Like clusters of small suns they light up any garden or flower bouquet, and when portrayed by nupps or beads, any shawl.

This triangular shawl is knitted with increases in the middle and along the edge leaf motifs. It requires 400 meters of lace or fingering weight yarn. Use needle size that gives you a nice lacy effect. For beaded version about 255 beads are required and a crochet hook to place them.

The shawl can be enlarged by adding additional repeats. The pattern is charted, wrong side rows are all purls.

I don’t recommend using stitchmarkers between the charts as they would have to be moved extensively. It’s a perfect opportunity to practice reading previous rows in your lace!

Yellow shawl is knitted in Malabrigo Lace 100% Merino, 470 yd/430m per 50g skein it used 35 grams knitted on 3.5 mm (US 4) needles. Blocked size is 100 x 50 cm (40 x 20 inches). Gauge 30 rows and 18 stitches = 10 cm in stockinette. In this version the flowers are made with nupps.

Green shawl is knitted in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light 100% Merino, 420 yd/384m per 100g skein it used 92 grams knitted on 4.0 mm (US 6) needles. Blocked size is 117 x 56 cm (46 x 22 inches). Gauge 28 rows and 16 stitches = 10 cm in stockinette. This version uses beads as flowers.

A huge thank you to all of my testknitters, you are great!