Waiting for Lilacs by Michael Harrigan

Waiting for Lilacs

November 2016
Lace ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
320 - 340 yards (293 - 311 m)
57x21.5 inches (145x54.5cm) after blocking
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This is the second in a series of two spring accessories (see also In Due Time) that I’m releasing in the late fall because I’m impatient for spring.

This heart or bandana-shaped shawlette features a lace stitch pattern near the top line and a different stitch pattern across the bottom - buds, blossoms, and branches in all. The rest of the piece is knit in plain stockinette.

I used 2 25-gram balls of DROPS Kid-Silk (75% mohair; 25% silk; 200 meters/218 yards per 25g ball) in color 09 - a light lilac.

This is so light and lovely, and I enjoyed working with this yarn, especially on US 4/3.5mm needles.