Snow Flowers by Laura Patterson
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Snow Flowers

Knitting
December 2016
Lace ?
25 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in lace stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
0.85 mm
300 - 1000 yards (274 - 914 m)
4
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Errata available: fiberdreams.com

Estonian knitters have developed some of the most beautiful lace stitches I’ve seen. When I saw these flower stitches grouped this way I was captivated. I had to fiddle with it a bit, I almost always do, but it didn’t take long at all to decide that this design would be a cowl, and that in addition to the lovely Estonian stitches, beads were essential. The only hard part was naming it. Until today. I was meandering through my photos, when I saw that I’d put this cowl on last week’s snow for a quick photo shoot. Flowers on the snow… no, Snow Flowers!

Cowl is knit in the round with a few rows of seed stitch at top and bottom to help prevent curling.

Finished sizes (height x circumference):
13.5 x 22.5 15 x 33.5, 16.5 x 44.75, 18 x 56 inches
34.5 x 57 38 x 85, 42 x 113.5, 45.5 x 142 cm

Yarn: lace weight; 300 500, 725, 1000 yards.

Skills: k2tog, ssk, yo, double yo, nupp, cluster, adding beads, knitting in the round.

Notions: 1 stitch marker required, yarn needle.

Stitch patterns: Charted.

Difficulty: Intermediate.

5 for 4. If you buy any 5 Fiber Dreams patterns at the same time, the least expensive one will be free.