tendrils by ash alberg


July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in over main lace body, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
432 yards (395 m)
long edge: 47” (119.5cm); short edge: 33.5” (85cm)
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naturally dyed yarn and/or kits for this pattern can be found here.

here in north america, we’ve lost some of our textile history and traditions. the fibreshed movement aims to reconnect us with our local production chains and those traditions, and here in canada that means, in part, relearning all the properties and uses for our various sheep breeds. tendrils are delicate and soft and also tough as nails once they’re established, just like the yarn used in this design. softly spun single ply from primarily rambouillet fleeces, natural white and light grey skeins are naturally dyed, and a single skein will knit up a sturdy lace fabric for you to add to your seasonal layers.

needles: US 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 432 yards (395 metres), 112g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown in sunflower knit’s roots fingering (100% canadian wool, 432 yards 395 metres, 100g) x 1 skein in hibiscus (g)

notions: tapestry needle

gauge: 20 stitches x 32 rows = 4” (10cm), over main lace body, blocked