Wild Lilies by Simone Kereit

Wild Lilies

July 2016
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
515 - 525 yards (471 - 480 m)
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V090116 and print pattern:
Chart for Wild Lilies Border:
Round 8: K1 before repeat is missing on print version.
Round 10: should end k1 (not k2)
Written: Round 10: sk2psso, k1* to marker. (Instead of k2* to marker)

Silk Road

Remembering, in springtime rain,
wild lilies bloom along our trail
we walk on plains, ‘cross valleys wide
on paths as old as mountainside,
the travelers past, that smoothed the stone,
the countless feet, that trod upon
the riverbanks. The streams and fields
to steady footstep have gently yield’.

In orange blaze, along the trails,
and up the rolling foothill swells,
wild lilies stand abloom and sway,
making me wish, Springtime would stay.

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Instructions for all the shawls in the Wayfarer path are available both charted and written (line by line)*

Wild Lilies is a sweet cowlette that follows the drifting thoughts on long overland treks, when the mind wanders while taking in swaths of wild lilies on the steppes, visible from afar in their blazing color.

The cowlette starts flat and is then joined in the round so it easily lays on your shoulders without danger of falling off. The lace patterns represent budding flowers and leaves, winding thoughts and end in a glorious border of open blooms.

The shape and size of this lend themselves to at least 3 ways to wear it! Either traditional with the point to the back, or as a asymmetric ponchette with the tip over one shoulder, and for colder days, snug it up and fold the shorter end forward around the neck, as shown in the photo! I am so in love with how versatile this has turned out to be!

Swans Island Natural Colors Collection 1 skein (100% Organic Merino wool; 525 yards / 480 m per 3.5 oz /100 g skein)
OR Fingering weight yarn 525 yards / 480 meters
Sample in Bittersweet

US 5 (3.75 mm) 32”/ 80 cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge

22 st and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st

Finished Size
29”/ 74 cm neck opening, 24 ½“/ 62 cm depth at center front, 8” / 20 cm depth at center back

5 Stitch markers
Tapestry needle