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  • Lace

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Ayano = Japanese name meaning “of color, from love” A gracefully curving shawl worked in three conjoined segments, Ayano is a fun way to play with color and texture. Knit any two coordinating or contrasting sock weight yarns, this makes a great stashbuster. Ayano is shaped as an almost-semi-circle, like a half-donut. Simple garter stitch stripes expand out to an easy-to-follow horseshoe lace, which is finished off with a deep zigzag lace edging. All lace sections are both charted and written. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl lace knitting yo decreasing reading lace instructions- chart and/or written increasing GAUGE 20 sts+ 40 rows=4” in garter st, before blocking SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS approx. 17” deep x 70” circumference along widest part of curve, after blocking.

Recommended with this pattern

  • yarn: approx. 400 yds each fingering/sock weight yarn in 2 colors, Main Color (MC) & Contrast Color (CC). US size 5 (3.75mm)-32” circular (or longer).
  • 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins and/or wires.

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Mercedes Knits
Mercedes Knits
My background in fiber arts began as a kid in Connecticut, sewing and crafting, and grew into a pursuit of a degree in fiber arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design (B.F.A. Fibers, 1999). My original major was sequential art (comic book geek), but tactile fibers drew me back in. I still draw pictures, too! I'm a former yarn shop owner, and was the creative mind (and hands) behind Kitchen Sink Dyeworks. I love combining texture and color, the thrill of a curve or angle falling right into place, and love sharing the resulting patterns.