Inspiration for Vesna (poetic, meaning ‘spring’) comes directly from the beautiful Estonian stitches. Their intricate shapes are evocative of nature in springtime, all fresh and new, bursting with flowers and leaves.
This pattern includes charts for both versions - a large rectangular wrap (20” wide x 80” long) and a crescent shawlette (16” deep at center point x 62” wide wingspan).
The rectangular stole is knitted in two halves from a center temporary cast on down to both ends. The main body of the shawl is worked in a simple floral pattern, which flows seamlessly into the more elaborate border lace pattern. This pattern features traditional nupps for added surface texture, but these can be replaced with beads or not worked at all.
The shawlette is knitted in one piece starting with cast on at the top edge followed by easy short rows (no wraps), which give the shawl its crescent form. Optional beads, reminiscent of sparkling dewdrops, add extra interest and texture to this project.
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4-15-2011 Please note that the crescent directions for Row 1 should include another pm before end k6, yo, cdd, yo, k6.