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Aimatia

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Intermediate

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  • Lace|Short Rows

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The inspiration for this shawl came from the incredible tulip fields in Netherlands. The flowers seem to go on for miles, infinite, much like an ocean painted in a fantastic array of colors and you can find yourself lost in a veritable rainbow of brilliant hues. While you marvel at the endless variety of colors and shapes, you suddenly understand why a spring flower became a national obsession and such a valuable commodity in the 1600's. Aimatia, Latin name meaning 'from garden of flowers', is a crescent shawl worked from the top down starting with a section of stockinette short rows. The lace begins with simple shapes reminiscent of flower bulbs, which grow into strong stems and leaves, much like a real tulip plant. Finally, the blooms open at the top of the plants and give Aimatia its pretty ornamental edge. Glass seed beads outline the floral shapes and add beautiful sparkle to the lace; however, they are completely optional and the shawl will look great even without the beads. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic lace stitches (yarn overs and decreases) Short rows GAUGE Lace weight: 24 sts / 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, unblocked, using US 6 / 4.00 mm needles Fingering weight: 22 sts / 30 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, unblocked, using US 6 / 4.00 mm needles Note: Correct gauge is not critical for this project, but your final measurements and yardage requirements may vary if your gauge is different. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Large; 21" deep x 66" wingspan, blocked; Small: 15" deep x 43" wingspan, blocked

Recommended with this pattern

  • Needles: US 4 / 3.50 mm circular needle; US 6 / 4.00 mm circular needle; US 9 / 5.50 mm needle (for bind off only)
  • Yarn: Large: Any lace or fingering weight yarn, approx 820 - 880 yards; the original large light green lace sample was completed with 820 yards of Little Red Bicycle Spark Lace (75% Superwash Merino, 15% Silk, 5% Stellina; 870 yards / 100 grams); color: Ahab; the large dark green fingering sample was completed with 835 yards of Lana Grossa Meilenweit Mega Boots Stretch Softcolor (70% Wool, 23% Polyamide, 7% Elite; 437 yards / 100 grams); color: #507. Small: Any lace or fingering weight yarn, approx 350 - 410 yards; the small purple sample was completed with 350 yards of Malabrigo Sock (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 440 yards / 100 grams); color: Violeta Africana
  • Glass seed beads 8/0 3.1mm for lace weight or 6/0 4.0mm for fingering yarn (approx 1300 for large, 550 for small; optional)

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ArtQualia by Susanna IC
ArtQualia by Susanna IC
Artist by calling, art historian by training, completely obsessed with yarn. The colors, the textures, the infinite possibilities within each skein… I love knitting cables. I love knitting lace. Cables combined with lace are my idea of a knitting nirvana. I have been designing knits ever since I first picked up the needles about ten years ago; my first ‘swatch’ was a sweater for my baby boy. Since then, my designs have appeared in numerous publications, such as Interweave Knits, Jane Austen Knits, Twist Collective, and Knitty. All of my designs and projects can be found at www.ArtQualia.com. I am a little bit of a nomad; originally from Europe, I’ve lived in five US states and two European countries. I’ve studied fashion design and I have an extensive background in studio arts and art history. All these travels and studies, along with my love of nature, continue to inspire my knitting.