Ainsley by Julie Blagojevich


December 2017
Lace ?
26 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Double Crochet
2.75 mm (C)
1225 - 1750 yards (1120 - 1600 m)
One size - but easily can be customized
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Ainsley is a lacy parallelogram-shaped wrap worked in an unusual stitch combination. It results in a crocheted fabric that is biased as well as light and airy. The simple, geometric edging complements the wrap’s body. Ainsley, although repetitive, is probably of intermediate difficulty because of the two double treble crochet cluster (explained) in the stitch combination.

Stitches Used
Chain; double crochet; double treble crochet; half double crochet; single crochet; slip stitch; treble crochet; two double treble crochet cluster (explained)

Pre-blocking: 17”(43 cm) wide by 60” (152 cm) long
Post-blocking: 17.5” (44 cm) wide by 73” (185 cm) long

I used 2 hanks of Sherwood Yarn Falkland Fine Merino Lace in the color Meden. You will notice the wide range of yardage needed above. I used approximately 1,225 yards of this gorgeous yarn to complete the wrap. One can easily make the wrap wider and/or longer and use up most of the 1,750 yards contained in the two hanks. The pattern multiple is given on page 1 for anyone interested in customizing the wrap.

The pattern file is 4 pages, and it contains 14 photos. Eight of those photos show a row-by-row swatch worked of both the pattern body and the edging.
Thank you to the following wonderful testers—alivaz, tardiskey, and spotnik1005.

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