Gossamer Bubbles by Kieran Foley

Gossamer Bubbles

August 2015
Lace ?
16 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Bubble lace pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
460 - 500 yards (421 - 457 m)
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Gossamer Bubbles is a soft summer scarf or wrap with a pattern of lace circles in drop stitch mesh. The Kidsilk Haze Stripe yarn creates an ethereal accessory, ideal for summer evenings.

This pattern combines drop stitch mesh with a fuzzy yarn - an unusual pairing as fuzzy yarn tends to stick to itself and resist opening into a mesh. Rather than waiting for the end of a repeat to drop columns of stitches, in this pattern stitches are dropped on RS rows of the bubble motif and each dropped stitch is immediately replaced by a yarn over.

The finished scarf is left unblocked with a wavy edges to preserve the soft fluffy texture of the bubbles.

The bubble pattern is a variation of Camino Bubbles and
will look good in variegated colorways and in the solid Kidsilk Haze colors. The pattern is easily customizable in width and length for a more substantial shawl.

The sample was knit on 5mm/US8 needles with approximately 1 ball/50g/420m/460yds of Kidsilk Haze Stripe
(70% Super Kid Mohair 30% Silk) color 361 “Chiaroscuro”

Dimensions: approximately 48cm/19in x 145cm/57in
Gauge: approximately 16 sts and 19 rows = 10cm/4 inches in the bubble lace pattern

The final version of the pattern (bottom image) has slightly more substantial ribbed edges at the top and bottom

The pdf includes one chart and short written instructions.

English and German versions of the pdf are available.

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