Southern Spring Lace by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Southern Spring Lace

September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, worked flat and blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
850 yards (777 m)
one size - approx 39" diamond with opening in the front
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Inspired by the gorgeous flowering trees in Virginia, this shawl combines a “budding flowers” lace stitch with a bind-off-as-you-go leaf border after a garter-tab start.

Using a hand-dyed fingering superwash (sample shown used approx 850 yards of Blue Mountain Handcrafts Fingering in the “Welcome Home” colorway) this shawl will keep you warm during the cool Spring evenings … so you can enjoy the blossoming trees as the days grow longer!

The shawl grows with 4-repeats of the charts/directions while maintaining an 8-stitch garter band at the openings. ALWAYS slip the first st of every row (slip as if to purl) to maintain a nice chain edge.

The leaf-stitch border is knit on as you bind off; the stitch is worked perpendicularly to the live sts.
Directions are charted and written out.