Inflorescence by Susanna IC


June 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, blocked, on US 7 / 4.5 mm needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
775 - 825 yards (709 - 754 m)
41"/104 cm (wide) x 78"/198 cm (long)
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As the name suggests, this design reflects the amazing profusion of flowers and nature’s verdant abundance in the late spring and early summer seasons.

This shawl is worked in one piece, side-to-side, from a tiny four-stitch cast on, and it increases along one edge forming a practical, elongated triangle. A simple yarn over edging is worked along the two longer sides; this can be used for finishing since the blocking wires can be easily threaded through the yarn overs.

The lace pattern is charted and includes full row-by-row instructions as well. There are beads added throughout the lace and four different beading options are charted, but the project will work just as well without any beads.

This shawl can be worked in lace or fingering, as well as sport and DK weight yarns, (heavier yarns may require extra yardage and larger needles). Solid, tonal, and especially long color-change gradient yarns will work with this pattern beautifully.

Instructions for converting the Inflorescence triangle to a rectangular stole can be found on my project page.

Finished Measurements (one size):
41” / 104 cm (wide) x 78” / 198 cm (long)
Note: Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn (gradient, solid, or tonal colors):
Any lace or fingering weight yarn, approx 775 – 825 yards; the original was completed with 2 skeins of Round Table Yarns Camelot (80% Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 435 yards / 398 m / 100 grams); color: Sir Gromer Somer Jovre.

20 sts / 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked, using fingering yarn and US 7 / 4.70 mm needles.
Note: Correct gauge is not critical for this project, but your final measurements and yardage requirements may vary if your gauge is different.

US 7 / 4.50 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm or longer
US 8 / 5.00 mm needle (for bind off only)

Crochet hook size 0.75mm (or smaller as needed to fit through holes of beads, optional)
Stitch markers
Yarn needle
Blocking pins

Beads (optional):
lots of beads option: 884 beads
fewer beads option: 400 beads
just edge option: 108 beads
…and a little something special for the happy bead monster in all of us - zillion beads option: 1356 beads
Note: These are exact numbers, purchasing a few extra beads is recommended.
Bead size depends on the weight of your yarn. Because of the relatively large number of beads in the “lots of beads” and the “zillion beads” options, a lace weight shawl would probably work best with 8/0 3.00 mm beads to avoid straining the yarn too much, but the same shawl worked in fingering or sport weight could easily support 6/0 4.00 mm beads.

Inflorescence MKAL is my sixteenth Mystery KAL shawl (previous MKALs include Saudade, Hiraeth, Calendula, and Jadis).

Project Tag:

Inflorescence Mystery Knit-Along in the Susanna IC group.

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