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yarn to make Catching Flowers in a Net
You will need: 1 x Thick Zebra, 1 x Warm Moonshine
Squashy flowers are scattered over this simple mesh design. The shawl has a wide holey pattern repeat border. Knitted in two different yarn types and weights; Thick Zebra, a double knitting wool, and Warm Moonshine, a luxuriously soft 4ply alpaca, silk and cashmere yarn. Worked from corner to corner, starting with DK, increasing to the centre, then change to 4ply and decrease until the last 10cm where you change back to Thick Zebra for a kooky corner, giving the 4ply section rigidity and weight.
Create seven fluffy flowers, sew-on masses of beads all around the cast-off edge then sew the flowers onto the Thick Zebra section.
Finally, pick-up stitches along the long edge of the triangle and work a picot-edge and cast-off. Sew beads on every point on the picot.
YOU WILL NEED YARN: 1 x 100g Thick Zebra, 225m/100g, 100% Highland Wool and 1 x 100g Warm Moonshine (natural grey), 400m/100g, 70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere
NEEDLES: 3.5mm needles or 3.5mm short (50cm) circular needle (worked backward and forward), 2.5mm double pointed needles (x4) for little flowers, sewing up needle
BEADS: Japanese Miyuki Beads, Matte Trans Grey, code: seed152FR, size 11 (approx.. 6 tubes, at 14g/tube) from StitchCraft.co.uk
Grey sewing thread
When washed and blocked:width 140cm, depth at longest point: 73cm
GAUGE:22sts and 26 rows to 10cm over stocking st (k one row, p the next) on 3.5mm needles. Please go up or down a needle size to obtain correct gauge.
ABBREVIATIONS k: knit | p: purl | st(s): stitch(es) R: row | Rnd: round PU: pick-up sl1: slip one st without working RS / WS: right-side / wrong-side yo: yarn over. Starting at front of work, pass yarn over needle to back. If st before the yo was a knit st, bring yarn to front underneath needle. When you reach this yo on the next round k as directed. This should create a hole. k2tog / k3tog: k2 / k3 sts together to create one st