Lotus Flower Shawlette by Xandy Peters

Lotus Flower Shawlette

February 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
50 x 17˝ (127 x 43cm)
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD buy it now

Lotus Flower shawlette is inspired by the color and imagery of Tibetan mandalas. The lotus flower rises from the muddy water to create a beautiful and pure flower, a metaphor for the ability to rise above a bad situation or to make something beautiful amid unfavorable circumstances.

I’m running a KAL for this and the Lotus Challenge starting March 15, please join us in the X&Y group

With the purchase of this pattern, you can download the Lotus Challenge for free by adding it to your cart at any point in time, so go check it out

If you are already familiar with stacked increases and decreases, this pattern is a great way to explore their potential for creating intricate shapes and colorwork without stranding or intarsia.

If you are new to these techniques, you can find introductory tutorials on youtube:
Knit Tips: How to do Stacked Decreases
Knit Tips: How to Do Stacked Increases
Weave in ends as you go:

Edited by Liz Rolle
Photos by Beth Shepherd Peters

Finished Size: 50 x 17˝ (127 x 43cm)
Yarn: The Verdant Gryphon Bugga! 412 yards per 4.3 oz. (377 meters per 122 g.)
MC: 350 yards (320 meters) in color Purple Sea Ucrhin
CC: 50 yards (45 meters) in color Golden Poison Frog
or equivalent amount of sport weight yarn

Needles: Size 6 (4mm) 32˝circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 18 sts and 32 rows in stockinette stitch = 4 x 4˝ (10 x 10 cm) square.

Other Materials: Sewing needle, pins, damp cloth, and iron for blocking.