Lady of Cythera by Kerry Milani

Lady of Cythera

October 2010
Lace ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.75 mm (F)
547 yards (500 m)
Blocked dimensions: 20in (51cm) deep at widest point and 72in (183cm) across held at edges
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A lovely, lacy shawlette, Lady of Cythera, is both graceful as a swan and as tempting as a pomegranate. Crescent shaped, made with or without beads, Lady of Cythera is versatile and may be worn as a shawl or scarf.

Pattern features both written and charted instructions for the Estonian-inspired lace and includes three edge options (plain, eyelet, and beaded eyelet). Beaded eyelet shown. Here are links for adding beads using Superfloss or crochet hook.

Blocked Dimensions:
20” deep at center, 11” deep at edges x 60” across circle
with edges held: 72” wide (at top edge) x 16” deep

Yarn Requirements:
500 m lace weight yarn (purchase extra just in case)

US 4 (3.5mm) straight or circular needles (use size needed to obtain gauge)
US F crochet hook used for eyelet edge cast on and picot bind off.

darning needle for weaving in ends
approximately 655 size 8/0 beads (shown: 8/0 Toho Round Beads – Frosted Rainbow Cobalt)

Errata Patterns downloaded after March 2011 are correct: Row 1 of the eyelet and beaded eyelet edges should read “repeat 25 times” (not 25 more times)