Nymphaea by Michele Bernstein
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October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in Zigzag Lace
US 3 - 3.25 mm
700 yards (640 m)
One size, 72" wide and 30" at edging end

Nymphaea: Water lily! Cascading zigzags evoke wind on the water, interspersed with floral shell lace bands. This shawl was designed as a collaborative project with Bead Biz and June Pryce Fiber Arts. The merino/cashmere/nylon 7-100 yard mini-skein gradient and 5 coordinating sets of beads make this shawl a joy to knit.

The pattern will be available exclusively through Bead Biz as part of a kit with June Pryce Fiber Arts, beginning at Rhinebeck in October 2017 through Rhinebeck 2018. You’ll find it in the Bead Biz booth at shows and festivals, as well as on the Bead Biz website.

Check out the crochet version of Nymphaea designed by Laurinda Reddig!

Note, December 2017: I’ve clarified the repeat on RS rows 1-11 and 25-35 of the zigzag lace to make it more clear what to do when you get to the next zigzag lace section after the water lilies. There are 3 knit sts at the end of the RS rows 1-11 and 25-35; these 3 k sts are not part of the repeat. They only happen at the end of the row, after all your repeating is finished. (Purl them on the WS rows.) Chart also updated. Also, chart key should say P3tog and P5tog for those stitches on WS rows of shell lace (not knit). Written instructions were and are correct.

New PDF available to previous purchasers for download.