This pattern is currently available exclusively to Woolen Rabbit 2014 Yarn Club subscribers. It will be available for purchase beginning in late December 2014.
Silverleaf was inspired by the Brothers Grimm tale of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” (also known as “The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces”). This story of princesses who sneak away to dance every night was one of my favorites among the Classics Illustrated comic books my sisters and I read as kids.
I loved the story’s images of silver, gold, and diamond trees—and the whole idea of a secret underground lake and castle was so exciting and romantic! I decided to create a shawl a princess might wear on a secret midnight voyage. A leaf lace stitch pattern runs down the center of Silverleaf, to represent the groves of trees, and bands of lace on each side suggest the lake’s rippling water.
Sizes: Small, Large. The sample shown in the photos is the large size.
Finished (Blocked) Measurements: 54 (61) inches/137 (155) cm wide across top edge and 25.25 (28) inches/64 (71) cm long from center of top edge to bottom
• 510 (640) yds/466 (585) m laceweight yarn. Sample shown was knit with Woolen Rabbit Chantilly with Stellina 80% merino wool, 15% silk, 5% Stellina; 850yd/777m per 4oz/100g skein; colorway: Windflower.
• US #4/3.50 mm 24-inch or 36-inch circular needle OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
• Smooth scrap yarn and size G/4.00mm crochet hook for garter stitch tab cast-on, stitch markers (optional), tapestry needle, stainless steel T-pins, blocking wires (optional but recommended)
Gauge: 20 sts/38 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette st after blocking.
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