Pollen by Laura Patterson


July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
325 - 850 yards (297 - 777 m)
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When this beautiful golden yarn first arrived on my doorstep I was immediately captivated. It was the middle of January, and we were expecting snow to start falling any minute. The yarn color made me think of the warm golden days of summer, so I had to find stitches that evoked that same feeling. I decided to start with a cascade of falling leaves, then move into a veritable swarm of bees… while a parade of suns shines its light on the day.

Knitting begins at the bottom edge, several lace motifs are worked before it’s shaped into a crescent. The knitter has the choice of finishing the top edge with a frilly little applied border, or doing a simple loose bind off.

Sizes: (length measured at top of lace section x lace depth)
inches: 40.75 x 11.5, 54 x 11.5 (67.25 x 11.5, 80.75 x 11.5, 94 x 11.5])
cm: 103.5 x 29, 137 x 29 (171 x 29, 205 x 29, 239 x 29)

Yarn: fingering weight; 325, 450 (575, 725, 850) yards

Skills: k2tog, ssk, k2tog-tbl, k3tog, p2tog, p2tog-tbl, s1-k2tog-psso, s2-k1-p2sso, yo, multiple yarn overs, p1 tbl, lace on both sides of knitting, cable cast on.

Notions: stitch markers (optional), yarn needle.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.

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