Sempervivum by Ysolda Teague


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May 2019
Lace ?
15 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in st st blocked aggressively
US 4 - 3.5 mm
984 yards (900 m)
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This pattern was designed for the 2019 Ysolda Club

Sempervivum is a large, semi-circular lace shawl. It’s worked top down in an intuitive pattern inspired by the leaves of succulents. Mathematically the top edge is slightly more than 180 degrees which allows it to drape better over the shoulders, staying in place however you wrap it. The circular patterning means the charts have lots of no stitch boxes, but otherwise the lace patterning is easier to work than it looks and there are plenty of rest rows. The final chart creates dramatic points — thread a blocking wire through only these points and pin out for the highest impact.

984 yds / 900m of laceweight yarn, plant based blends are ideal.
Shown in Ysolda Sedum (40% merino, 30% linen, 30% silk, 656 yds / 600m, 100g) in 2019 club colour Cauticola

US 4 / 3.5mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular needle
Stitch markers

15 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in st st blocked aggressively

Finished length at top: 76” / 190cm
Finished depth: 29” / 72.5cm