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Sivia Harding shares the story behind her Ambrosial
shawl..."The theme of this installment is renewal, and I delved into not only
old shops but vintage buttons, but old books for the stitch patterns used in
this design. Old things respectfully used in a new way make my heart sing. I
hope you feel the same.
This time, the crescent shape looks whimsically like a
crescent roll about to be rolled up! This piece casts on in a corner and grows
in a diagonal manner. You will notice that most of the charts feature increases
that lean toward the right side. The beaded borders that you see along both long
sides feature a fern-like design that is very subtly shaped by the waving stitch
pattern. The stitch pattern in the center section, a modification of one found
in a book entitled Florence Knitting Silk No. 4, published in 1892, cascades in
columns. The ending diagonal edge is a scalloped flourish that you may emphasize
by blocking out the points as severely as you like.
I have given you two sizes, both of which can amazingly be
made out of one skein of Buffalo Wool Company’s exquisite bison/silk Sexy yarn.
The smaller version is buttoned. Think of it as a little gift, one for you and
one for a friend."
Bead requirements: 159 (246, 474) size 8/0 seed beads.
Yarn: 200-400 yards Lace. Shown in Buffalo Wool Co Sexy
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm)
Gauge: 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, unstretched