The Observatory by Kate Davies Designs

The Observatory

March 2018
Lace ?
14 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
492 yards (450 m)
168cm / 66in x 46cm / 18in
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The Observatory

A simple hap, which combines an elegant curve with snowy peaks formed from a beautiful Shetland lace motif.

Fyberspates Cumulus (74% baby suri alpaca; 26% silk; 150m / 164yds per 25g ball) Pearl; 3 x 25g balls

Needles and notions
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type / length.
2 locking stitch markers.
Tapestry needle.

14 sts and 36 rows to 10cm / 4in over garter st using gauge size needle
Gauge was achieved with 3.75mm / US 5 needle
Gauge is not crucial in this pattern, but bear in mind that differences may significantly affect yarn quantities and finished size of hap.

Finished width: 168cm / 66in
Finished depth: 46cm / 18in

Pattern notes
The lace edging is created first, as one long strip. Stitches are then picked up from the centre of the lace edge, and each row is worked outwards, picking up stitches progressively along the long edge of the lace to create an elegant curved shape. The top edge is finished with a neat stretchy bind off and the whole hap is blocked to size.