Tulipa by Inês Sousa


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February 2013
Light Fingering ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
in garter
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
374 - 431 yards (342 - 394 m)
One size - Adjustable
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Pattern is available here

This pattern is also available as part of my new e-book Primavera: an Eco-friendly e-book with 5 original shawl designs.

Tulipa it’s a shallow crescent shaped shawl knitted top-down with a lace pattern resembling little tulips emerging from a garter stitch background, providing a nice texture to this feminine and delicate wrap. The pattern is easily adjustable by working more or less pattern repeats. Two options are provided for the BO – a picot BO and an elastic BO.
I recommend to knit the first and the last st loosely and so the increases (made by M1R and M1L) near the edges to avoid ending with a very tight CO edge.

More info:

Materials: about 342.8-– 394.2 m (374.9 – 431.1 yds) of light fingering yarn; 3.75 mm (US 5) circular needles; size 5.5 mm (US 9) for BO; tapestry needle; pins for blocking

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: K, YO, K2tog, M1R, Kf&b, M6 (making 6 sts out of one), provisional CO for the garter tab, short-rows for the edging, picot bind-off or elastic BO. Wet block the shawl and woven in ends.

Pattern format: Both written instructions (line by line) and charts are provided (both for the set-up and main pattern – but not for the picot BO) .

Many thanks to the test group