Calyx by Susanna IC

Calyx

Knitting
April 2015
Lace ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch using US 5, unblocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
925 - 950 yards (846 - 869 m)
25" deep at center, 73" long
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The saying April showers bring May flowers served as inspiration for this design. The outline of this crescent shawl looks like a flower blossom thanks to its beautifully scalloped bottom edge and the deep lace border pattern includes a variety of leaf shapes with vertical lines reminiscent of water trickling down after the rain (CHART ONLY).

The shawl is worked form the top down, starting with the small-scale beaded lace along the cast on edge. Shallow stockinette short rows are worked next creating the shawl’s crescent shape. The overall leaf pattern follows and later merges seamlessly into the more elaborate beaded lace border (900 4.00 mm 6/0 seed beads). Although the beads add beautiful sparkle and drape to the shawl, the shawl can be worked just as effectively without any beads.

finished measurements:
Wingspan: Approx 73” / 185.5 cm
Length at center back: Approx 25” / 63.5 cm

suggested yarn:
3 skeins Artyarns Silk Essence (400 yds / 366 m per 1 ½ oz / 45 g skein; 100% Silk) in #2241

needles:
Size US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long or longer
Size US 6 / 4 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long or longer
Size US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long or longer
Size US 9 / 5.5 mm needle, any style (for BO only)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

notions:
Approx 900 6/0 seed beads (optional), size 10 US / 0.75 mm steel crochet hook for placing beads (optional), stitch markers, blocking pins, tapestry needle

gauge:
24 sts and 36 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, using US 5 / 3.75 mm needle, before blocking

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