Pteridia by Susanna IC
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August 2011
Lace ?
19.5 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Fronds Lace, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
800 yards (732 m)
18"x 87", lace or fingering weight yarn
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When I first saw this stunning silk yarn, an image of lusciously green ferns popped into my mind and I wanted to create a shawl that would reflect the graceful shapes of their leaves.

Pteridia is knitted in two identical halves starting from a center temporary cast on and worked down to the borders. To keep things simple, I worked the main body of the shawl in very easy lace patterns reminiscent of fronds. I then designed the more elaborate lace borders to flow seamlessly from the leaf shapes and as a final touch I added a few beads to mimic dew drops shimmering in the sun light.

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