Botany by Alex Richards


August 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, blocked
US 11 - 8.0 mm
396 yards (362 m)
Top edge: 52 in (132 cm), center spine 24 in (61 cm)
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Botany is part of the Flatlands Collection featured at the 2017 Manitoba Fibre Festival. Join us on Ravelry, Facebook, and Instagram (using the hashtag #flatlandscollection) for a KAL. Official FO posts can be made on the Manitoba Fibre Festival forum to qualify for a prize.

Inspired by some of my favorite prairie flowers, Botany is a half-circle shawl knit in a simple lace pattern that evokes unfurling petals. Knit in a super bulky yarn, this shawl will keep you cozy through the long prairie winter, and remind you of the flowers promised by spring.

Needles: US 11 (8mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: 396 yards (363 metres), 336 g super bulky weight yarn
Sample shown in Hinterland Watershed (50% Camelid - Alpaca, 50% Wool - Rambouillet, 132 yards 121 metres, 112 g) x 3 skeins
Notions: tapestry needle
Gauge: 11 stitches x 16 rows = 4” (10 cm), over stockinette, blocked