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Posh Petals

Knitting
August 2014
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
740 - 890 yards (677 - 814 m)
Medium (Large)
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Layered “petals” in shaded color tones make an unusual, slightly 3-dimensional border for this narrow crescent shawl shaped by short rows. The shawl is knit bottom-up with sport-weight yarn, but different weights could also be used (note size and yardage would vary). Although the samples shown use five different colors, any combination of one to five colors may be used to create your own stunning Petals. This is also a great stash-buster project! A deeper shawl could be made by adding another leaf layer, if desired (adjust yardage accordingly).

This pattern is for the intermediate to advanced knitter; charted instructions are used for the lace section.
Techniques include knitting layers together, simple lace, short rows, and optional I-cord bind off.

APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS
54 (72) inches across x 10 (11) inches deep

MATERIALS
--740 (890) total yards sport-weight yarn.

Large sample shown in Primo Sport blue gradient:
170 yds CC (Mr. Spacely, navy)
190 yds MC1 (Bohemian Blue, dark blue
190 yds MC2 (Skies of November, medium blue)
140 yds MC3 (Early Light, light blue)
200 yds MC4 (Silver Lining, silver)

Medium sample shown in Traveler Sport pinks/taupes gradient:
150 yds CC (Athos, dark red)’
160 yds MC1 (Antiqued, dark taupe)
160 yds MC2 (Brulee, rosy brown)
110 yds MC3 (Plie, light pink)
160 yds MC4 (Putty in My Hands, light taupe)

--two 32-inch or longer US #5/3.75 mm circular needles (note: If you do not have two of the same size needle, transfer all stitches of the last row of a leaf layer to a different circular needle of similar size)
--stitch markers for marking lace repeats (optional)
--tapestry needle for weaving in ends