Samarkand Nightmarket by Simone Kereit

Samarkand Nightmarket

June 2016
Lace ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
920 - 980 yards (841 - 896 m)
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charted instructions only

Silk Road

Dusk fades into the night,
We arrive from the east,
Weary travelers in search of a restful nights

We pass under archways
As the markets we reach
In this ancient city, full of secrets to keep.

Velvet blue is the sky
Marble minarets gleam,
In the last ray of light from a fading sunbeam.

The air full of spices
Flickering fire through the screens,
Smoke and whispers, dark places,
Scent of gardens unseen.

Worked top down, this generously sized crescent
shaped shawl is worked in lace patterns echoing
arched doorways, intricate filigree screens on gates
and windows and carved facades on slender minarets,
towering over age old markets full of exotic
smells and sounds.

2 skeins Handmaiden Marrakesh (70% Silk, 30% Baby
Camel; 765 yards / 700 m per 100g skein), Sample
in Beet
or approx. 950 yds/ 870 m lace weight yarn

US 6 (4 mm) min 32”/ 80cm circular needle to hold
large number of stitches, or size to obtain gauge
Needle one sizes larger for border and bind off

16 st and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st

Finished Size
96”/ 244 cm wingspan tip to tip, 32”/ 81 cm center
back depth

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