Calendula by Susanna IC


June 2017
Lace ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, unblocked, using lace weight yarn on US 7 / 4.5mm needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
Large, Medium, Small
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A sister pattern to the popular Marigold stole, this design was inspired by the vividly colored calendula flowers that brighten gardens and the countryside during summer months.

Calendula is my classic top-down short row crescent shawl with three size options, Large, Medium, and Small, all of which can be customized even further. The short rows are worked in garter stitch, so the wraps can be left in place, unworked, hidden within the texture. The lace pattern (charted and fully written) is easy enough even for a novice lace knitter because it includes only basic stitches and the wrong side lace rows are all simply purled. There are beads added throughout the lace and three different beading options are charted, but the project will work just as well without any beads.

All sizes of the shawl can be worked in lace or fingering, as well as sport weight and DK yarns (heavier yarns may require extra yardage and larger needles). Solid, tonal, and gradient or ombre yarns will work with this lace beautifully.

Finished Measurements:
Large: 25” / 63.5 cm (center depth) x 63” / 160 cm (wingspan)
Medium: 18” / 46 cm (center depth) x 54” / 137 cm (wingspan)
Small: 13” / 33 cm (center depth) x 42” / 105 cm (wingspan)
Note: Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn (gradient, solid, or tonal colors):
Large: Any lace or fingering weight yarn, approx 575 - 625 yards total; the Large sample was completed with Jade Sapphire Khata (50% Yak, 50% Silk; 700 yards / 640 m / 100 grams); color: Praying Mantis
Medium: Any lace or fingering weight yarn, approx 425 - 475 yards; the Medium sample was completed with Sweetgeorgia Tough Love Sock (80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% nylon; 425 yards / 388 m / 115 grams); color: Ultraviolet
Small: Any lace or fingering weight yarn, approx 315 - 350 yards; the Small sample was completed with Knitwhits Freia Ombre Fingering (75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 322 yards / 295 m / 75 grams); color: Grapevine

Crochet hook size 0.75mm (or smaller as needed to fit through holes of beads, optional)
Stitch markers
Yarn needle
Blocking pins

Beads (optional):
lots of beads / fewer beads / just edges
Large 976 / 434 / 127
Medium 723 / 386 / 113
Small 520 / 338 / 99
Note: These are exact numbers, purchasing a few extra beads is recommended.
Bead size depends on the weight of your yarn. Because of the relatively large number of beads in the “lots of beads” option, a large lace weight shawl would probably work best with 8/0 3.00mm beads to avoid straining the yarn too much, but the same shawl worked in fingering or sport weight could easily support 6/0 4.00mm beads.

Summer is Coming Mystery Knit-A-Long in the Susanna IC group.

Summer is Coming Mystery KAL is my eleventh Mystery KAL shawl (previous MKALs include Jadis, Mina, Iridea, Fialka, Meristem, and Diantha).

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