A beautifully sensuous floral pattern inspired by the warm dappled colorings of tiger lily petals.
Yarns with long color shifts work well with this pattern; the random interplay of gradually changing colors mimics the subtle interplay of gradations in the natural world.
The pattern combines stranded and lace knitting; the lace rows create strong curves and contrasts of density in the bands of stranded knitting.
Knit on 3mm needles with MC Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball sock yarn Charisma 2082 and CC Lang Jawoll Magic Dégradé Superwash shade 59. The pattern works well with a rich dark MC and a bright CC.
Dimensions: approximately 47in/120cm x 12.5in/32cm, flaring out slightly at the ends.
Gauge: approximately 27 stitches and 28 rows = 4 ins/10cm in stranded pattern
Skills required: back & forth stranding, trapping of CC yarn at beginning of rows, and simple lace stitches.
This is a charted pattern with short written instructions.
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