Blue Winter Flower by Astrid Schmidt-Nielsen

Blue Winter Flower

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January 2019
Lace ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
500 - 550 yards (457 - 503 m)
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Errata: In the written instructions for Chart 3. Row 5 should start: k3, yo, k1, k2tog …

Chart 2 has been corrected in v1.3. In correcting an error from v1.1 to v1.2, I inadvertently used an earlier and incorrect version of chart 2. The written instructions are correct.

A small crescent shaped shawl that is fuzzy and warm for winter. The shawl as shown is 55” wide by 21” deep and used approximately 520 yds of the recommended yarn.

Advanced beginner to intermediate skill level. Simple lace techniques. The pattern includes charts and row-by-row instructions.

Needle: US size 5 (3.75 mm)

Yarn: Recommended: Shibui Silk Cloud or equivalent. However, any weight yarn can be used; yarn choice will affect the shawl size and the yardage needed for the finished shawl. Lighter yarns will produce a more delicate shawl. Fingering and sport weight are good choices.

Gauge: Depends on yarn choice.

Note: It has been pointed out that there is a superficial similarity between Blue Winter Flower and the previously published Kyra shawl. The two are actually quite different in design elements and stitch patterns. Kyra is much more intricate, and it is gorgeous! Proceeds from Kyra go to support Alzheimer’s. I have corresponded with Kyra’s designer, and I wholeheartedly believe in supporting that cause. I have purchased the Kyra pattern myself now, and I strongly encourage anyone interested in supporting Alzheimer’s to do the same.

Thanks to my test knitters: Carol Tsang, lacycarol on Ravelry; Liz Callison, ecallison on Ravelry