Three Quarter Time by Mary R. White

Three Quarter Time

August 2011
Lace ?
Gauge not required
US 5 - 3.75 mm
475 - 1425 yards (434 - 1303 m)
Small, Medium, Large & X-Large (size adjustable)
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Blossoms and leaves waltz together in this crescent shaped shawl featuring the Estonian Blossom Stitch pattern. Beginning with a provisional cast on and knitted top down, three sets of leaf clusters are introduced to the first spray of blossoms. As the dance continues, side, center and overall increases and decreases lead on the right side followed with a purl return row, providing both excellent drape and radial symmetry. Repeating sets of leaves and triple blossoms enhance the outer edge on the full style shawl for which the pattern was written. Instructions for an alternate leaf edging are included.

Did you notice the butterfly just under the center big leaf between charts A and B? He is there! Just Zoom in on Miriel’s Beaded testknit or my samples as well.

Suitable for any occasion, the pattern is size adjustable in four sizes from small to extra large. The final row is knitted with a simple, stretch bind off method and blocking of the finished project is easy with moderate stretching.

Instructions are given in both written and chart form with details on abbreviations and knitting the pattern to completion. Sample photos are included for greater detail. Knowledge of lace increases and decreases is required to knit this pattern.

The featured shawl, small size was knit with a light, lace weight in the colorway “Tidal Pool” of the Lavish Lace Color Spell Collection from and size 5(US) 3.75mm needles. This yarn collection has three shades…For the small full style sample….Chart A worked using the lightest shade, Charts B, C-1, D & E worked using the medium shade and Chart F worked using the darkest shade. Gradient or color changing yarns will also work well with this pattern.

As always, the charts are available as jpg files.