Aquitania by Laura Patterson


September 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
350 - 650 yards (320 - 594 m)
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In the year 800, Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, became the first emperor in Europe since the collapse of the Roman Empire three centuries before. Aquitania was one of the regions under his rule. A portion of Aquitania is now known as Aquitaine, a region in southern France on the Bay of Biscay.

Crescent is worked from a long cast on, through the lace and garter stitch short rows for shaping, to the bind off edge.

Size (length measured along top of lace just under short rows): 9 x 52, 10 x 63 (11 x 76, 12 x 89) inches; 23 x 132, 25 x 160 (28 x 193, 30.5 x 226) cm.

Yarn: fingering weight; 350, 450 (550, 650) yards.

Skills: knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, YO, s1-k2tog-psso, 3/3LC, 3/3RC, garter stitch, short rows.

Notions: stitch markers optional, cable needle optional.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.