Hibiscus by Kieran Foley


April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
700 - 900 yards (640 - 823 m)
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Hibiscus is also available as part of the knit/lab Stacked Stitches volume 1 eBook.

Colorful inventive lace knitting inspired by exotic tropical blooms in botanical gardens.

The zigzags and clusters combine a variety of increases with stacked centered double decreases - a variation on Xandy Peters’ stacked decrease technique. The simple lace eyelet section (repeated throughout the shawl) is charted and the rest of the pattern is fully written out.

The sample shawl was knit on 3.25mm/US3 needles with approximately160g/675m/710yds of leftovers including Lang Jawoll Magic Dégradé 850059 & 850025, and small amounts of Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball 2082 & 1564.

Easily customizable, it’s a great pattern for using up odds and ends of different yarns - you can mix and match the various elements in the pattern and have fun experimenting with color combinations.

Finished dimensions: approximately 145cm/57in long by 47cm/18.5in wide.

The pdf includes one simple lace chart, written instructions, notes on the increases and decreases and a splicing phototutorial.

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