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HeartStrings knitting pattern #A24
A sheer and flowing long triangular shoulder wrap knit in geometric lace motifs. This is a good project to make in a special exotic fiber you've always wanted, as it requires only a small amount of laceweight yarn.
Shown in Buffalo Gold #13 "Buffboo" bamboo/bison
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Worn as a traditional triangle shawl
Start at the point of the triangle and increase to the widest point, creating a pretty pointed edge along the sides of the triangle. To add a bit of a curve to the basic triangle shape, the initial lace motif transitions into a similar one with a slightly different scale partway through the length of the fichu. A pretty coordinating edging is worked sideways to bind off and complete your project.
Triangular shape 42" deep and 56" - 60" wide. 475 - 500 yards laceweight yarn, approx 2 oz, 4 stitches/inch, size US 6 / 4.0 mm needles suggested. Charted and written instructions.
Handspun Tibetan baby yak down
Alexis Acken writes about the Ethereal Fichu she made for her mother's birthday ...
The yarn is Laughing Rat Studio hand-dyed Laceweight Merino in the colorway "Peony". I added one repeat of chart C to make it a bit bigger. I gave the shawl to my mother for her birthday and she
just loved it.
Karen T. writes …
I wanted to let you know the good news. Recently I finished the Ethereal Fichu shawl in a handspun of white superwash wool and my angora. It spun up beautifully and knitted up lovely, too. Finished and blocked just in time to enter in our county fair. Yesterday I found out that it won a Blue Ribbon adn they have it laid out nicely (to show offf the lace) in a glass case. I'm real happy with the hawl and thank you for such a nice pattern.
Kim Caulfield of Far Out Farm in Cornersville, TN writes about her scarf version of this pattern in handpainted roving ...
I've been playing a bit with painting some of our Wensleydale rovings. I'm in no danger of mastering this yet, but I am having fun. One of my experiments produced a small amount of brown / blue / blue-green roving. I spun it fairly fine, but still had very little of it to work with. I decided to try an experiment. I made a scarf based on the motif from your Ethereal Fichu. I hope you don't mind.
[Of course I don't mind, Kim. You purchased the pattern and can use it for your personal use in all the creative fun you want! Jackie E-S]
It turned out pretty well, considering my spinning and knittting. It is tapered at both ends and has a neat wavy edge. I don't have a decent digital camera, but I put the scarf on the scanner so you can get some idea of how it worked out.
Pointed end of scarf
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