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Lacyflakes Knitted Snowflake Medallions


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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)

Supplies Needed

  • 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)

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