Spruce Forest by Nancy Bush

Spruce Forest

January 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Spruce Forest Lace Motif; after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
770 yards (704 m)
61½" wingspan; 35" height from center-top to tip of triangle
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This triangular shawl is constructed using a combination of traditional and modern Estonian construction methods and is adorned with an Estonian “Cube & Spruce” allover motif. Worked in a pale shade of grey, it reminds us of snowy woods during Winter. Nupp clusters add subtle texture to the central triangle and a lacy border makes this a pretty accessory that will keep your neck warm during the cold weather, or act as a light layer during chilly evenings in the warmer seasons.

This shawl is worked in three parts. The first is the central lace triangle, which begins at the bottom tip with 3 stitches and is increased as it is worked towards the top of triangle. After completion of central triangle, stitches are picked up along the diagonal side edges to work a lace edging. Finally, you will resume knitting across the live stitches at the top of triangle, picking up additional stitches from the side borders, to work the top border.

Approximately 770 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Sample shown in Snowbound

Working Gauge: 18 stitches and 22½ rows = 4” in Spruce Forest Lace Pattern with Gauge Needle; measurement taken before blocking
Finished Gauge: 16 stitches and 33 rows = 4” in Spruce Forest Lace Pattern with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after moderate lace-blocking

32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge; Designer recommends wood or bamboo needles with tapered points
Suggested Size: US 4 (3½ mm)

61½“ wingspan; 35” height from center-top to tip of triangle
Measurements taken from relaxed sample after lace-blocking

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Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.