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Anthousai, named for the flower nymphs of Ancient Greece, is a top down crescent shawl. It has a modified dayflower lace pattern forming the vines climbing up from the border of the shawl. The border creates a gentle ruffle along the edge. . The shawl is availiable in two sizes. The large size is knit in Fyberspates Rural Charm BFL Silk Cashmere, in green and uses 760 yards of yarn, and the smaller size is Eden Cottage Yarns Titus 4ply, in orange and uses 437 yards. The pattern includes both charts and written instructions, so however you like to read your patterns, you're covered! The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There's a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Decreases - k2tog, k3tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl, s1k2togpsso, s2k1psso, ssk, Increases - kfb, make one left and right, and yarn over Garter Stitch Tab Your Favourite Stretchy Bind Off GAUGE 24 stitches and 31 rows in 10cm (4 inches) in garter stitch. Gauge is not essential, but may change the size of the finished shawl. Differences in gauge will also effect the amount of yarn used. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Large: 170 cm long by 63.5 cm (67" long by 25" deep) after blocking. Small: 126 cm long by 46 cm (49.5" long by 18" deep) after blocking. SUGGESTED YARN 440 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Eden Cottage Yarns Titus 4ply COLORWAY Autumn

Supplies Needed

  • 4mm (US 6) needles
  • 8(10) Stitch markers
  • 760 yards of Fyberspates Rural Charm BFL Silk Cashmere (70% Wool, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 439 yards / 100g) or 437 yards of Eden Cottage Yarns Titus 4ply, (70% Merino, 30% Silk, 437 yards / 100 grams) (or your preferred yarn)

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Liz Corke Knit Design
Liz Corke Knit Design
I’ve always loved creating things – the list of crafts I’ve tried and enjoy is pretty long and varied. Learning to knit has been a fantastic experience for me – it has all the advantages of my other crafts without the drawbacks. It’s relaxing, portable, practical & useful, decorative and offers boundless possibilities for creativity! There’s something magical in taking two sticks and some string and turning it into a shawl or a cuddly toy, or a hat or jumper. The possibilities are endless and that makes it really exciting.