Crystal Fantasy by Joji Locatelli

Crystal Fantasy

November 2022
both are used in this pattern
Lace ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
728 yards (666 m)
One size: 76½" [191 cm] x 18" [45.5 cm]
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Inspiration for this shawl:
The moment I received this yarn, La Bien Aimée’s new color: Azulita, it made me think of beautiful gemstones, sparkling in a myriad of colors.
I designed a shawl with a geometric, almost crystal like shape, with diamonds and ridges, to capture this effect.
This wrap is worked from both ends towards the middle, so for most of it you will have to work 2 identical pieces, until you join everything together at the centre.
It uses two types of yarn: a single ply merino and a fuzzy blend of alpaca and silk in the same colorway.

Approx. 76½“ 191 cm long and 18” 45.5 cm wide (after blocking).

Yarn 1: 1 skeins of Merino Singles by La Bien Aimée (100% Merino; 400 yards 366m/100g) or approx. 400 yards 366m of fingering weight yarn. Shown in colorway Azulita.
Yarn 2: 1 skein of Kumo by La Bien Aimée (74% Baby Suri, 26% Mulberry Silk; 328 yards 300 m/50g) or approx 328 yards 300m of fuzzy fingering weight yarn. Shown in colorway Azulita.
Attention: I used the full amount of yarn listed in the requirements, with very little to spare. If you tend to run out of yarn for some projects, you may want to use a slightly smaller needle.
Needles: US 6 4 mm needles.
Other notions: 3 stitch holders, stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins or wires.

18 sts and 28 rows to 4” 10 cm using US 6 4 mm needles, in stockinette stitch (after blocking).