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Iznik, I heart you shawl


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Iznik, Turkey was the place to be in ceramics, from the late 15th century throughout the16th. It was a time of experimentation and incorporation of luxurious things. Ceramic glazes were transformed in composition and colour beginning with simple blues to turquoise, jade, and finally reds and oranges. The hand painted images were drawn from their own culture and the peoples they traded with. Often geometric or flora, the intricate and delicate images added meaning and poetry to domestic homes and structures...The oval and floral motif of Iznik ceramics guided my hand to design this lacy and beaded heart shaped shawl. Craftspeople of Iznik, I heart you...and thank you. This is an heart-shaped shawl knit from the top down. The stitches are fairly simple and is a good knit for a beginner to lace, however there are many beads (~ 1500). This shawl can be knit in lace or fingering weight yarn, with some changes in yardage required. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY a familiarity with lace and beading is helpful GAUGE 12 sts x 14 rows = 2" x 2" gauge is not critical to project SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 42" x 21" SUGGESTED YARN 600 yards of Lace weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Posh Yarn, Diana COLORWAY any light tonal or solid colour

Recommended with this pattern

  • needles: 3.25mm (us no 3) or 3.5mm (us no.4) or size you prefer
  • yarn needle to weave in ends
  • stith markers helpful

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Crafting is my way of keeping my hands busy when I am not painting. It helps me develop more control, using my hands in different ways. Craft is elemental. Disclaimer: All my patterns are test knitted independently, but in some cases mistakes remain. If you encounter one, do not hesitate to contact me. You can also check the errata page here: