Valeriana estonica by Kristina Vilimaite

Valeriana estonica

by Kristina Vilimaite
October 2013
Lace ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
350 - 839 yards (320 - 767 m)
S (chilld), M, L, both from lace and fingering, can be customized
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The shawl is slightly crescent shaped and is available in three sizes. S size is quite small and would be ideal for a child to wear, while the wing span of L is more than two meters (84 inches). According to the same instructions you can work an airy shawl from lace weight yarn and a more substantial one from fingering weight.

For Aran weight shawl check the Estonica Shawl pattern. Estonica e-book will include a matching hat and mitts.

For information about sizes, measurements and yarn requirements please check the second page of the pattern located among the photos on the left.

Valeriana estonica is the fifth pattern from the Inner Gardens e-book.

Knitting starts at the neck with just a few stitches. Stockinette body with four lines of decorative increases grows into a band of beautiful Estonian lace stitches and gets completed with a line of pointed leaves. The pattern is fully charted and written out.

The red-orange sample is knit from The Natural Dye Studio Dazzling Lace in Lundy. I loved the yarn. It was a easy to knit with, it has a beautiful drape, it holds blocking perfectly. It is dyed naturally, so it is good for environment and me.

Other yarn suggestions are based on the recommendations of test knitters who worked shawls from these yarns.