Dandelion Shawl by Melina Brell

Dandelion Shawl

Knitting
March 2022
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Lace
+ Lace
= Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Andalusian
US 5 - 3.75 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1312 - 1531 yards (1200 - 1400 m)
uni
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This shawl was created in the middle of winter when the longing for spring, warmth and color has become too strong. Inspired by the flower meadow behind the house, which glows yellow every year from the dandelion, this shawl is alternating fading yellow-green and fluffy white sections. In the same time the patterns of each section are also reflecting typical structures of the dandelion. But feel free to associate the shawl with anything that gives you a warm and cozy feeling, like vanilla pudding with cream for example.

The triangular shawl is worked top down consisting of two mirrored triangles separated by a center stitch. The shawl can be worked from the written instruction or the charts at the end of the instructions.

Yarn weight:
A: 100% Merino Fingering, 400m/100g
B: Suri-Silk / Mohair Lace, 400m/50g

Yarn usage:
A: Merino: 130 g / 570 yards / 520 m
B: Suri-Silk Lace (held double) 90 g / 790 yards / 720 m

Sample shawl:
A: Heathland Knits Pure Merino Spring-Fade “Hello-Yellow”, 6 minis a 20g
B: Heathland Knits Feather in “Puffball”

Needles: US 5 / 3,75 mm circular knitting needle 80 cm and US 6 / 4 mm crochet hook.

Used techniques are: knit, purl, yarn over, knit two together / slip-slip-knit, central double decrease, knitting through the back loop, and slipping stitches.

Size of the shawl is around: 180 cm x 100 cm washed and blocked