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Wistaria and Sunshine

Knitting
November 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
410 yards (375 m)
Approx. 40" x 13" / 101 .5 x 33 cm.
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“To Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine.” So begins the advertisement that sets in motion Elizabeth von Arnim’ s lovely 1922 novel “The Enchanted April.” On reading it, two Englishwomen are motivated to rent a mediaeval Italian castle for the month of April, during which time they rediscover love and happiness.

The Wistaria and Sunshine fichu / shawlette is knit from the top down and combines two leaf-centric Japanese stitch patterns for a botanical effect. It grows on each right-side row to create a wide crescent shape, and the hem scallops form automatically at bind-off. That natural curve sits comfortably on the shoulders for a little bit of extra warmth and glamour when ever you want it.

Lace pattern is provided in both charted and written form.