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Flowerbed Crescent - PDF knitting pattern

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The Flowerbed Crescent combines a delicate lace border with the modern shape of a crescent shawl cascading from your shoulders like a small capelet. Dress yourself up for an occasions or wear as a cover on sunny days. A little lace shawl can be surprisingly cozy even on chilly days!

The Flowerbed Crescent features a distinctive lace pattern with flowers and flower buds all over. The Crescent is worked bottom up in one piece. The pattern contains nupps, double nupps and gathered stitches well known in Estonian lace knitting. Choose a natural wool fibre for crisp blocking and best results. Repeats were worked 16 times per row. Finished measurements after wet blocking: centre depth 51 cm / 20’’, top edge 120 cm / 47’’. For a shorter/narrower or longer/wider crescent work less or more repeats. All measurements are approximate due to stretchy quality of lace.

The lace pattern is written out and charted.

Size
Centre depth 51 cm / 20’’
Top edge 120 cm / 47’’
Bottom edge 186 cm / 73’’

Gauge

One Lace Pattern repeat (in red frame in Chart or between asterisks in written instructions)
16 sts and 68 rows = 9 x 27 cm / 3.5 x 10.6’’ using the smaller needle, after wet blocking
Gauge is not crucial for this pattern, but it will affect the finished measurements and amount of yarn needed

Yarn

Cascade Yarns, Forest Hill, Lace / 2 ply 
51% Silk, 49% Merino
100 g / 3.53 oz, 718 m / 785 yds

Needles

Circular needles 3.5 mm / US 4 and 5 mm / US 8
minimum length 80 cm / 32”

Notions

Stitch markers for denoting lace pattern repeats (optional)
Tapestry needle

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