Picnic Perfect by Laura Patterson
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Picnic Perfect

January 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
340 - 550 yards (311 - 503 m)
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Lazy times in days gone by picnicking at the shore, everyone is dressed in white except that one woman who invariably wears a pastel floral print dress, cabled V-neck pullovers with a navy blue line to set off the neck, big picnic baskets, sun hats, fine china and crystal, boats with pennants flying, reading, a glass of wine, napping under a tree, children watching bumble bees in the grass.

Lace portion is knit first, increasing to full width from a very small provisional cast on, then decreasing to a point. Stitches are then picked up along the edge, and it’s shaped into a crescent with garter stitch short rows.

Size (length measured along the top of the short rows): 54.25 x 10.25 (61.75 x 10.75, 69 x 11.25, 76.25 x 11.75) inches; 138 x 26 (157 x 27, 175.5 x 28.5, 193.5 x 30) cm.

Yarn: light fingering weight; 340 410, 475, 550 yards.

Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, p2tog, ssp, k3tog, s2-k1-p2sso, pick up stitch from dropped loops, pick up stitches along an edge, short rows

Notions: stitch markers optional, cable needle optional, yarn needle, small amount of smooth waste yarn in contrasting color for provisional cast on (couple yards will do).

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.