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Lacyflakes Knitted Snowflake Medallions

from HeartStrings Knitting Patterns
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lacyflakes Knitted Snowflake Medallions
Lacyflakes Knitted Snowflake Medallions
Lacyflakes Knitted Snowflake Medallions
Lacyflakes Knitted Snowflake Medallions
Lacyflakes Knitted Snowflake Medallions
Lacyflakes Knitted Snowflake Medallions

Pattern Description:

Knitted lace snowflakes! I have always been intrigued by the fact that in God's handywork, no two snowflakes are alike. This pattern includes 2 types of construction, each quite different from the other, plus variations for knitting snowflake medallions. Click the pictures on left and right to see enlarged view in a separate browser window.

These snowflake medallions only hint at the abundance of detail that occurs in nature. The formations of a snowflake alter the path of light passing through them, thus causing areas of light and dark. This seemed to me like a natural match for interpreting in lace!

Although snowflakes themselves are colorless, do not be limited to using only white yarn. For the sample models, I chose silk yarns with beads and sequins to give hints of light dancing off snowflakes. Also, the colors I chose simulate some of the hues of earth and sky that reflect through snowflakes.

I hope you have as much fun knitting these designs as I have had in creating them. Let your imagination run wild in making your own "each one different" snowflakes.

Gauge:

For Center-Out Snowflakes equivalent gauge of approximately 8 stitches per inch over stockinette stitch.

For Outside-In Snowflakes equivalent gauge of approximately 7 stitches per inch over stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Outside-In Snowflakes 7" (larger); 61⁄2" (smaller)
  • Center-Out Snowflakes 8" (larger); 7" (smaller)

Materials:

  • 22 - 40 yards of laceweight or light fingering weight yarn/thread
  • Center-out Snowflakes: double point knitting needles US 2 (2.75 mm)
  • Outside-in Snowflakes: 16" - 21" circular knitting needle, size 4 US (3.5 mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • Outside-in Snowflakes: Extra needle in same size to use when there are too few sts to go around the circular needle during the bind off


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Patterns for Wearable Art in Timeless Styles :: Jackie E-S established HeartStrings to provide quality instruction to knitters who want their items to be special, as well as practical and enjoyable ...

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