Hellebora by Susanna IC

Hellebora

Knitting
February 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, Blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
670 yards (613 m)
Wingspan: 67”/167.5 cm, Depth: 24”/60 cm
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The inspiration for Hellebora comes from the winter-blooming Helleborus plant, also known as Lenten Rose, which represents peace, serenity, and tranquility in modern traditions of flower symbolism. Evocative of falling snow, the body of the shawl combines geometric lines with a simple eyelet pattern, which creates unique texture with interest on both sides.

The shawl is edged in a deep border using a more elaborate lace pattern reminiscent of multitudes of flower petals. Knitted in one piece starting at the center of the top edge without garter tab, the shawl is shaped into a practical elongated triangle using double increases at the center and along both edges. All the charts in this pattern are also fully written out line-by-line. Thanks to the simple stitches and the interesting combination of colors, Hellebora is a fun and quick-to-knit project, perfect for last-minute gift knitting.

Yarn
Miss Babs Caroline
70% 19.5 micron superwash Merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 400 yd/3.3 oz (365 m/95 g) skeins
1 skein in main color, shown in Hellebora, and 1 skein in contrasting color, shown in Sagrada
Or approximately 350 yards/320 meters of fingering weight yarn in main color and 320 yards/293 meters of fingering weight yarn in contrasting color.

Finished Measurements
Wingspan: 67”/167.5 cm
Depth: 24”/60 cm

Needles
US 5 3.75 mm circular needle (length to accommodate large number of stitches), or size to obtain gauge
US 6 4.0 mm needle, or one size larger than needle used to obtain gauge (for bind off only)

Gauge
Blocked: 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm square in
stockinette stitch.

This pattern has been professional tech edited.

Notions
Blocking pins
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

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