Roses by Kieran Foley


August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in lace band pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
710 - 830 yards (649 - 759 m)
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“Roses” is a light contemporary lace crescent inspired by the warm summery colors of roses. It’s an easy knit, growing from a single stitch, featuring a pointed border along the top edge and finishing with a knitted-on lace border.

The crescent is knit on 4mm/US6 needles with 710yds/650m of Renaissance Dyeing naturally-dyed worsted-spun Merinos d’Arles yarn from sheep that graze the slopes of the French Alps. A Roses kit is available here from Renaissance Dyeing. The total yardage of the kit is 200g/830yds/760m. I used about 80% of the yarn - the pdf includes a suggestion for using up all the yarn to make a deeper shawl.

The crescent is approximately 21.5in/55cm deep by 47.25in/120cm wide; gauge is approximately 16sts and 24 rows = 4in/10cm in lace pattern

In the sample shawl the colors are worked as shown in the image below, from left to right; the colors can be worked in a different order for a more stripy effect if you prefer. The pdf contains charts and instructions. English and French versions of the pdf are available.

Roses is also available as part of the Indigo & madder eBook.

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