Krisanteema by Inese Sang


November 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in 2x2 twisted knit rib stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1150 - 1530 yards (1052 - 1399 m)
Full size (Small size)
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Krisanteema has been inspired by the beauty and intricacy of layered chrysanthemum flower petals, intertwined, and overlapping to create a mesmerizing, soft blossoms.
Contrasting textures emphasize the lacy, scalloped petal panels against the linear ribbing, while gradient contrast colour adds a dimensional feel to the design.

Krisanteema is specifically designed to highlight the properties of yarns with a high silk content and sheen. It features a simple ribbing in the main body section, worked in MC, interrupted by more delicate scalloped petal panels alternating between CC and MC.The simple knit stitch texture of the scalloped petals allows a smooth surface to showcase the full, unobscured gradience of a CC.
The design is also an invitation to explore the combinations of different fiber content yarns and use their contrasts to create very unique versions of Krisanteema.

Krisanteema is a symmetrical triangular shawl knit top down with a Garter Tab Cast-On and increases along the edges and its central spine to obtain its final shape. In the scalloped petal sections the alternating colours are carried along the right edge of RS rows and the shawl is finished with the Stretchy Ribbing Bind-Off to ensure a clean and controlled stretch of the ribbing.

The instructions are provided for a full size and a small size shawl for you to choose your preferred dimensions. Sample in the designer images shows a full size shawl.

The pattern includes full written instructions, and is also fully charted which means - you do not have to consult written instructions if you wish to work from charts only.

The patten has been thoroughly tech edited and test knitted.

SKILL LEVEL: Adventurous beginner to Intermediate - large number of sts, continuously fluctuating st counts in petal sections.

SIZE: Full size / Small size
Wingspan (length along the longest edge): 84” / 73” (212 cm / 185 cm)
Depth: 41” / 34” (104 cm / 85 cm)
Side Edge: 59” / 51” (150 cm / 130 cm)

YARN & YARDAGE: Full size / Small size
Shangdrok 北方牧人 Silky Yak 50% Yak, 50% Silk; 510 yds (466 m) per 4 oz (100 g) skein. Total of 3 skeins.
MC: Grey, 1020 yds / 900 yds (932 m / 820 m) – 2 skeins.
CC: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword (菊花与剑),
510 yds / 350yds (466 m / 320 m) - 1 skein
Fingering weight yarn in
MC: 1020 yds / 900 yds (932 m / 820 m)
CC: 510 yds / 350yds (466 m / 320 m)
Note that the pattern consumes almost all of CC in the full size shawl.

NEEDLES: US 2.5 (3 mm) circulars with 40” (100 cm) cable. (or size to obtain a close gauge)

GAUGE: 22 sts x 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) in main body pattern (2x2 twisted knit stitch ribbing) after wet blocking.

NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking tools.