Parterre Garden by Holly Chayes

Parterre Garden

no longer available from 1 source show
June 2011
Lace ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in washed and blocked stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1500 yards (1372 m)
27.5”/ 70 cm down center back; 49”/ 125 cm along each side of hem
Flag of English English
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“Parterre Garden” was originally part of The Sanguine Gryphon’s Summer 2011 pattern collection, and is now available directly from the designer.

An old English parterre garden painted on string instead of canvas. Its overflowing beds of flowers and its twining, twisted paths depicted with lace and cables, rather than oils or pastels. A knit garden where skinny little cabled paths meander through, between and around beds stuffed full of lacy flowers. While two stick straight carriage lanes split one garden into three.

Skills Used: cable cast on, knitting and purling, 2 stitch cables, k2tog, k3tog, k2togtbl, k3togtbl, 2 m1s in a row, sk2p, slipping stitches, ssk, yo, decrease bind off, weaving in ends, blocking lace.

Notions: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, spare DPN or cable needle

Both charts and written stitch directions are included.

Note: as of June 24, 2011 one pdf page of the chart is slightly smaller than the other. One work around that has worked for some, but not for others, is to print the larger chart (pg 7 of the pattern) separately at 89% zoom.