Kenchiku by Julie Hoover
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Kenchiku

Knitting
August 2018
Lace ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Kenchiku pattern, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1270 yards (1161 m)
16" [40.5 cm] wide; 78" [198 cm] long
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Dotted with a symmetrical arrangement of eyelets, the Kenchiku Wrap’s lace motif builds off of each repeat to resemble chain link or rows of crowned hearts, depending on the piece’s orientation. Delicate in nature but donning the strength of its design without sacrificing tensile cohesion, Kenchiku is a true testament to the magic of lace knitting that takes full advantage of Vale’s ethereal fabric.

This lace stole is worked flat in two pieces, each from the cast-on edge to the center. The pieces are then joined using the Kitchener Stitch. The allover lace motif may be worked either from a chart or from written instructions.

Yarn

  • 3 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet wool; 450 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in color Arabesque

Yardage

  • 1270 total yards of laceweight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 26 stitches and 36 rows = 4″ in Kenchiku pattern, after blocking

Needles

  • One 24″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Finished Dimensions

  • 16″ [40.5 cm] wide; 78″ [198 cm] long

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Kitchener Stitch

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5: Intermediate

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are both written and charted.