Wicken Fen by Judy Furlong
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Wicken Fen

Knitting
April 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
3 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Japanese Feathers
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
656 yards (600 m)
One size - see notes

“This lace snood, knitted flat, is worked sideways from a temporary cast-on, knitted to the desired length and then grafted to form a closed ring,” explains its designer, Judy Furlong. “The lace stitch is fairly simple and would be great for a relative beginner to lace knitting.” Judy has knitted her snood using a heavy laceweight yarn from Fyberspates, called Cumulus. This has a glistening silk core with a gentle halo of baby alpaca, which creates a fabric with a beautiful drape and a delicate haze.

Size
Actual circumference: 205cm (80¾in) (adjustable) Actual depth: 23cm (9in) (adjustable), excluding fringes of approx. 2½cm

Gauge
30 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over Japanese Feathers using 3mm needles, after blocking. Since this is not a fitted garment, the exact tension is not critical, but this was the tension to which the sample garment was knitted.

Yarn Requirements
Fyberspates Cumulus (Heavy laceweight; 74% baby suri alpaca, 26% silk; 150m/164yds per 25g ball) Camel (912); 4 x 25g balls Note: If length is to be adjusted, each 28-row repeat of Japanese Feathers takes approx. 4.5g, assuming a full width of 70 sts.

Needles and Accessories

  • 1 pair 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) knitting needles
  • Row markers
  • Waste yarn (for temporary cast-on and cast-off, with several rows of knitting)