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Bem-me-quer by Seni Designs is a textured
shawl knitted bottom-up with a lace edging resembling daisies and knit in Malabrigo
Lace. Inspired by the popular children’s play
“bem-me-quer, malmequer” (with many possible translations - love me, love me
not/ forget me, forget me not/ wish me, wish me not) where a daisy, petal by
petal, reveals you if your love is corresponded or not.
The main body is worked with short-rows creating a lovely
crescent shape and the upper section is also worked in lace adding extra
interest to this romantic and very spring like knit.
512-589 yards Malabrigo Lace (100% merino, 470 yards/50 grams)
Needles & Notions: US 6 (4mm) circular needles and US 9 (5.5
mm) for CO, tapestry needle; pins for blocking; stitch markers (optional)
Advanced - requires experience with lace knitting, unusual stitches, short rows
and managing a large number of stitches on certain rows.
K, YO, Dyo, K2tog, Ssk, K6tog, M3, elongated sts, knitted CO, short-rows (using
the Yarn over method – explained into pattern), BO. A few more special sts, also
explained into pattern - there is a tutorial. Wet block the shawl and woven in
Both written instructions (line by line) and charts ( for the set-up and lace
patterns – but not for the short rows) are provided.