Minarets and Lace by Mary-Anne Mace

Minarets and Lace

July 2014
Lace ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
662 - 684 yards (605 - 625 m)
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As of April 2015 this pattern now includes instructions for a traditional triangular version in a separate pdf

As of January 2018 now available in Deutsch.

This top-down crescent shaped shawl is a celebration of my favourite Estonian stitches. The stitch motifs include nupps, lace flowers, gathered stitches and arguably the prettiest motif of them all - the lily of the valley. The combination of motifs results in the emergence of unexpected shapes - archways and minarets - and ends with a dramatic nupp encrusted lace edging. Knitting this shawl is pure Estonian lace knitting joy, but in a modern crescent shape.

Pattern includes full instructions, including instructions on how to work the lace charts.

Required Skills
Increases: 1 to 7 nupp, 7 from 3 star stitch. yarn overs.
Decreases: k2tog, k4 tog, ssk, sk2p, purl 7 tog.
3 from 3 and 5 from 5 star stitch

Lace is largely worked on RS rows, with occasional knit sts on WS rows, and nupp loops purled together on WS rows.

Full instructions are given on how to work these stitches

Finished Measurements:
48 cm (19 inches) deep at centre and 175 cm (69 inches) wide along top/neck edge.