Verdant Pines by Kira Wharton

Verdant Pines

January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
700 - 750 yards (640 - 686 m)
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Verdant Pines was inspired by the beautiful Pine Forest color way of Alto, by Flying Goat Farm. This yarn is a blend of Bluefaced Leicester and silk and has a lovely drape and sheen. Alto can be purchased here:

While the lace may look complicated, the repeat is just twelve rows and is easily memorized. The pattern is worked on both the right and wrong side making it a true lace. It is easily adapted to any weight yarn from fingering to worsted and can be made larger or smaller simply by adding or subtracting pattern repeats. Both charts and written directions are provided. You will need a stitch marker for the written instructions.

This pattern works well with solids, semi-solids, tonals, speckles and gradients. The lace pattern can be lost in heavily variegated yarns so if you wish to use them for this pattern I recommend you swatch first to see if you like the results.

Miscellaneous information

Yarn - Alto from Flying Goat Farm - BFL/silk, 260 yds/238 m (3 skeins - 780 yds/713 m total) the sample used nearly all three skeins. You may substitute equivalent yardage in fingering to worsted weight.

Needles - US size 5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge below. 32 - 40” circular recommended. If you are using a different yarn than the sample, use a needle that gives you a fabric you like.

Gauge - 5 sts and 10 rows = 1.5” (3.8 cm) in stockinette

Finished size - 72” (183 cm) across and 30” (76 cm) deep

Miscellaneous- stitch marker for written directions