Chardon by Susanna IC


April 2018
Lace ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Chart B pattern stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
800 yards (732 m)
20”/51 cm wide and 70”/178 cm long, blocked.
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Inspired by the architectural beauty of the milk thistle plant, this is design combines a traditional lace pattern with interesting asymmetry for a modern interpretation of a lace stole. This generously-sized wrap is worked in one piece, end-to-end, without the need for center grafting.

The floral lace motifs are worked first and grow in size as work progresses. After about two-thirds of the total length are worked, the motifs transition seamlessly into a simple linear lace, with the final edge mirroring the first edge. The vertical sides are worked with yarn over edgings for easy blocking, because the blocking wires can be threaded through the yarn overs.

Easy to knit and easy to wear as a stole or a scarf, Chardon is a great one-skein project perfect for gift knitting.

Miss Babs Dulcinea (70% Merino wool, 15% Cashmere, 15% Cultivated Silk 800 yards/730 meters/4.2 ounces/120 grams), 1 skein; shown in Blue Mussel.

Or approximately 800 yards/730 meters of sport weight yarn.

Finished Measurements
20”/51 cm wide and 70”/178 cm long, blocked.

US 7 4.50 mm and US 9 5.50 mm needles.

18 Stitches and 26 Rows = 4”/10 cm in pattern stitch, blocked.

Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect yardage and finished size if different from above.

Approximately 725 6/0 4.00 mm seed beads (amethyst-lined crystal AB, optional)
0.75mm crochet hook (optional, for bead placement only)
Stitch markers (optional)
Tapestry needle
Blocking pins

January 2019: Please note that Chart C and D are the same chart; simply work this section 23 times total.

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