Rum Daisy by Thea Colman

Rum Daisy

April 2015
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette and lace motif
US 6 - 4.0 mm
950 - 1000 yards (869 - 914 m)
Length: 67" from end to end, depth: 15.5" at center, 8" at ends.
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I love the lines and texture in this motif, which reminds me of a 70s crochet pattern. The lace is actually quite simple to create, and when worked in Jill Draper’s hand dyed fibers, the little “shells” really showcase the subtle variations in her gorgeous yarn.

Rum Daisy is a bottom up crescent with short rows to create extra depth at center. Detail is heavy at bottom for a satisfying weight, and stockinette and more delicate lace stripes at top create a lighter fabric for draping around the neck.

My testers had some fun with 2 and 3 color versions - working the lace panels and stripes in different shades from the background makes for a beautiful contrast. See their test knits for ideas, yarn quantities and notes. I’ve also added suggestions in the pattern, based on their knits, on where to switch colors as well.

The pattern is easy to adjust for width or depth, and instruction is given in the PDF.

ETA: lace instructions for this design are written out.