Botany by tincanknits


May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (unblocked)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
550 - 800 yards (503 - 732 m)
small (large) shawl
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Botany Shawl - by Tin Can Knits

The botanical gardens in Edinburgh feature glass houses which contain a vast array of exotic species from tiny flowers to massive oversized fronds. This shawl is inspired by the elegant geometries found within this natural treasure box.

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Note: this pattern includes charted lace instructions only, the chart is not written out.

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Small (Large) shawl measures approxmiately 56 (68) inches wide by 22 (27) inches deep. Finished size will depend on yarn choice, gauge, and how aggressively you block the finished piece.

550 (800) yds 4-ply, sock, or DK weight yarn (sample shown in Orkney Angora Aurora in ‘scarlet’)

US #7 / 4.5mm needles; (or as required to meet gauge) 32”+ circular

22 sts and 27 rows / 4” in stockinette stitch (unblocked)

stitch markers, darning needle

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