Quilla by Susanna IC
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June 2012
Lace ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on US 7, unblocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
440 - 460 yards (402 - 421 m)
19" x 61", lace or fingering weight yarn
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When I received this exquisite guanaco yarn from Windy Valley, not only was I amazed by its incredible softness, but also by its gorgeous natural color. I was inspired to design a shawl reflecting the area of the South American continent where this precious fiber originates.

Throughout history people in this region have produced beautifully ornamental art – in their contemporary textiles or in their sculpture and architecture dating back to antiquity. I feel that this lace pattern is intricate enough to echo the complex beauty of the original artwork.

Quilla is worked from the bottom edge in one piece starting with the deep beaded lace and is shaped into a crescent with simple stockinette short rows (no wraps). The top edge features a narrow beaded lace just before the bind off. Even though the lace pattern may seem complex, it uses only basic stitches, its reverse rows are simply purled and addition of the beads is optional (925 3.10 mm 8/0 glass seed beads).

The Quilla pattern is now available as Ravelry download.

This pattern was originally published exclusively through Windy Valley Muskox website in June 2012.

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