Physalis by Anne Hanson
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Physalis

Knitting
January 2016
Lace ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on largest needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 - 750 yards (366 - 686 m)
petite/medium/tall
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Shown in Cabecou Lace “Meringue” (White) and Chebris Lace “Truffe” (Brown)

This airy, ethereal crescent shawl in three sizes (petite/medium/tall) begins at the hem with a dramatic border of floating leaf shapes. The entire composition is suggestive of the fragile forms of dried and pressed plant material found in a winter garden. The body of the shawl is worked in short rows of openwork mesh pattern and finished off at the neck edge with a deep shaped border of openwork organic forms. While the construction is somewhat complex, the motifs here are deceptively easy and quick to work; this is an interesting and rewarding project for the adventurous knitter.