Ukegumo by Linda Choo


April 2014
Lace ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
711 - 766 yards (650 - 700 m)
one size
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Acer palmatum ‘Ukegumo’ is famous for its pure cream spring colour. It is one of my absolute favourites (one of many) in the spring. The name means ‘Floating Clouds’. The airy cream leaves have hints of pale green and pinkish stems. It couldn’t be more delicate in its appearance. The fall colour can be a brilliant orange, but is not reliable and heavily dependent on the weather. I love it for the spring colour.

The shawl is worked in one piece, starting with a garter tab. It is triangular in shape, starting with the main colour. The 2 colour section uses both colours, and the lacey edging is done in the contrasting colour. The shawl is finished with a crochet bindoff. Alternate instructions are provided to perform this bindoff with needles, if desired.

The sample was done in 2 x 50g (350m each) of Sericin silk cashmere laceweight, in “Luminous” and “Celery”. The shawl measures 65 by 32” after blocking.

This shawl is considered intermediate in difficulty.
Both written as well as charts are provided.

NOTE: on page 3, you work chart 2 a total of 11 times to get 131 stiches. This change has been reflected in the updated version 0.1.