Rose Garden by Laura Patterson
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Rose Garden

Knitting
May 2018
Lace ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in lace stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
850 yards (777 m)
one size
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I have to admit to doing my share of yarn shopping late a night. One night I was browsing through single-cake gradients in search of a colorway that grabbed me. This one did exactly that. It starts as a wonderful blue-y green that fades into a delightful rose. I had to have it. Once it was here it took its own sweet time deciding what it wanted to be—or so I thought. Apparently, the yarn knew from the offset that it wanted to be knit up as a rose garden. I didn’t hear its message for quite a while, then suddenly it all fell together. It’s so simple. I found a trellis pattern, and some roses, and the next thing I knew I had a shawl.

This pi shawl starts at the top center with a tab cast on, which moves to an easy mesh. The mesh is followed with a knit trellis, then finally with the roses and a small border. The shawl ends with a thorny picot bind off.

Sizes: (wingspan x height)
inches: 67 x 28.
cm: 170 x 71.

Yarn: lace weight; 850 yards.

Skills: k1 tbl, yo, k2tog, ssk, kfb, kfbf, 3x3 cluster, k3tog, k3tog tbl, s1-k2tog-psso, s2-k1-p2sso, 5-into-1 dec, tab cast on.

Notions: yarn needle, stitch markers (optional).

Stitch patterns: Charted only.

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