Sweet Anemone by Orange Smoothie

Sweet Anemone

July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 6 - 4.0 mm
385 - 400 yards (352 - 366 m)
one size
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Do you have a growing stash of variegated yarns waiting to be transformed into something special?

Have you jumped on the speckled yarn bandwagon but have no idea what to make out of them?

Or can’t find anything to make out of a lovely skein of semi-solid that has only 400 yards?

All these precious single skeins of fingering weight yarn patiently waiting for the perfect project?

Me, too! So, I created Sweet Anemone!

Sweet Anemone is a one-skein shawlette that’ll be perfect for stress-free TV watching or socializing at knit night! This is a purl-free project for traveling or between more complex projects when you want a quick knit that isn’t boring. The result is a beautiful reversible shawlette that looks great when you’re out-on-the-town or running errands in jeans!

  • All you need is one skein of fingering/sock weight yarn approximately 400 yds (365.76 m) minimum.

  • Gauge is not important in this pattern.

  • And if you dislike purling, this pattern is definitely for you!

  • Once you get a rhythm going, you can just read your knitting without having to look at the pattern.

  • Row-by-row stitch counts are provided in a handy table that you could print out and mark off as you go along, if you like.

  • Written instructions and charts are included for the lace sections.

  • This pattern has been faithfully tested for your peace of mind.

Approximately 400 yds (365.76 m) fingering/sock weight yarn

US size 6 (4 mm) 32” (80 mm) circular needles
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

17 sts and 30 rows in 4” (10 cm)
Gauge is not crucial in this pattern as long as you like the fabric you are getting. Just keep in mind that a big difference in gauge will affect the amount of yarn you’ll use.

Stitches used

  • K - Knit
  • Kfb - Knit in the front and back of same stitch
  • K2tbl - Knit two stitches together through the back loop
  • K2tog - Knit two stitches together
  • Sl1 wyif - Slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in front
  • YO - Yarn over

Finished measurements

The black shawlette was knit with 383 yds (350.2 m) madelinetosh Tosh Sock in colorway Mare and measures 56” (142.24 cm) tip to tip; 17.5” (44.45 cm) at deepest point

The off-white shawlette was knit with 375.2 yds (343 m) Phydeaux Yarn Soie in colorway Ghost and measures 63.5” (161.29 cm) tip to tip; 17” (43.18 cm) at deepest point

The red-purple shawlette was knit with 373.9 yds (341.9 m) Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single in colorway Mermaid and measures 69.5” (176.53 cm) tip to tip x 14.5” (36.83 cm) at deepest point

Why the name Sweet Anemone?

I loved this little lace pattern that looked like a flower and wondered what kind of flower it could be. After a search of the web, I found this page about the Poppy Anemone (also known as the Spanish Marigold or poppy coronaria). I think they look very similar, don’t you think? :)

Update 7/16/16: I have updated the pattern to include a short version of the written instructions for those who prefer to “knit until the last X stitches” instead of working specific stitch counts. This makes it even easier to knit without having to look at the pattern!

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