Trillidium by Dieuwke Schack-Mulligen


August 2015
Lace ?
17 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1312 - 1640 yards (1200 - 1500 m)
one size, adjustable
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Subtle striping acquired by interchangeably using one and two strands of lace weight yarn make up the body of this wide garter stitch shawl, finished off with an edge of delicate lace. The size makes you want to wrap yourself up in it, providing a little bit of warmth combined with elegance.
Worked top down from the center outwards, the garter stitch body is a mindless knit which can easily be brought to knit night or as travel knitting. The lace border spices it up in the end.

This shawl is named after the trillidium govanianum, a rare Himalayan plant of the Trilliaceae family. The plant has three leaves, and the flower three petals.

Yarn: A lace weight yarn of around 800 meters / 875 yards per 100g, preferably with a high silk content. Around 150g (1200 meters / 1320 yards) is needed.
I used Juno Fibre Arts Bliss (50% Camel, 50% Silk), 800 meters / 875 yards per 100g, 2 skeins. Colourway: "Ocean".
This yarn has been discontinued, but can be substituted with:

* Siidegarte Siide-Nobel (65% Silk, 35% Camel), 480 meters / 525 yards per 50g, 3 skeins.
* Skein Queen Oasis Lace (50% Camel, 50% Silk), 800 meters / 875 yards per 100g, 2 skeins.
* Kettle Yarn Westminster Lace (55% Camel, 45% Silk), 800 meters / 875 yards per 100g, 2 skeins.

Needles: 3,75 mm / US 5 circulars, 80 cm / 32 inches in order to accomodate a large number of sts.

Notions: Stitch markers (2 or 25 if you want a marker between each lace repeat on the border), one removable stitch marker, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge: Not crucial (but gauge might affect required yardage and final size)
Sample uses gauge of 17 sts & 30 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches in garter stitch, after agressive blocking.

The sample measures:
Width from tip to tip: 218 cm / 85.75 inches
Height in the center: 65 cm / 25.5 inches

The border requires approximately 1/3 of the total yardage used. Please be aware that changing the size will affect the yardage required.

This pattern has been tech edited and tested. A big thanks to everyone involved!