This pattern reminds me of the pedals on an iris and the color Alizarin, is based on the pigment utilized in paint. It is single pigment with a deep transparent of red. Yet, Alizarin has a warmer undertone and is closer to the bluer side on the color wheel, with a more vibrant look. With this pattern, you can vary in sizes, by just adding a few more or less of the pattern, but just make sure to end on the 12th row. For more information, see: http://bella196842.wix.com/creativeknits BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY CO- Cast on Sts - stitches K - Knit Ssk- slip, slip, knit Psso - pass over K2tog - knit 2 togther GAUGE 11 x 13 = 1 inch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS size 8, but can be made larger, by following repeat pattern SUGGESTED YARN 420 yards of Lace weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Ella rae 100g 420m/460 yrds; total used 1/2 skein; 100% extra fine merino. Made in Italy.