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Lucknawi Wrap

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This shawlette has been inspired by a Lucknow kurta I saw recently.. a lovely, white, simple, A-line cut dress.. the design got my head a-spinning or a-crocheting! This pattern has been tested. While this was tested using light fingering yarn, it could be made in any ply/weight too as gauge / sizing are not important. Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh and it has always been a multicultural city. Courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Shia Nawabs of the city are well known amongst Indians and students of South Asian culture and history. Lucknow is popularly known as the The City of Nawabs.It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India. The technique of creation of a chikan work is known as chikankari (चिकनकारी چکن کاری). Chikankari is a delicate and artfully done hand embroidery on a variety of textile fabric like muslin, silk, chiffon, organza, net etc. White thread is embroidered on cool, pastel shades of light muslin and cotton garments. Nowadays chikan embroidery is also done with coloured and silk threads in different colours to meet the recent fashion trends and keep chikankari trendy with fashion. Lucknow is the heart of the Chikankari industry today and the variety is known as Lucknawi chikan. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY ch, sc, dc GAUGE not critical SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 52" x 24.5" SUGGESTED YARN 600 yards of Fingering weight

Supplies Needed

  • 3 ply light fingering yarn, approx 100 g (600 yds) ; 4 - 4.25 mm (G, US 6) crochet hook used

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A full time stay at home mum, a part time social service volunteer & part time animal ‘foster-er’. Crochet is my all time love and relaxer.. but I love craft in all forms. I love macrame too.. something about tying those knots is calming. I am a major re-cycler.. and many of my projects ‘show’ this too :-) Visit me at http://shyamanivas.blogspot.in/ for patterns n more :)