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Mimosa Mimicry


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Mimosa is one of those plants that really make me happy, it has a wonderful smell, but most of all it's the shape and colour of those fuzzy little flowers. Like clusters of small suns they light up any garden or flower bouquet, and when portrayed by nupps or beads, any shawl. This triangular shawl is knitted with increases in the middle and along the edge leaf motifs. Yarn requirements: 400 meters of lace or fingering weight yarn. Use needle size that gives you a nice lacy effect. For beaded version about 255 beads are required and a crochet hook to place them. The shawl can be enlarged by adding additional repeats. I don't recommend using stitchmarkers between the charts as they would have to be moved extensively. It's a perfect opportunity to practice reading previous rows in your lace! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should already know how to knit, purl and read a chart! GAUGE Gauge is not crucial, use needles to obtain a desired lace effect. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Yellow shawl is knitted in Malabrigo Lace 100% Merino, 470 yd/430m per 50g skein it used 35 grams knitted on 3.5 mm (US 4) needles. Blocked size is 100 x 50 cm (40 x 20 inches). Green shawl is knitted in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light 100% Merino, 420 yd/384m per 100g skein it used 92 grams knitted on 4.0 mm (US 6) needles. Blocked size is 117 x 56 cm (46 x 22 inches).

Supplies Needed

  • Knitting needle, the size that gives you and your yarn a lacy fabric.
  • Yarn requirements: 350-650 yards of yarn.

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Mia Rinde
Mia Rinde
I'm totally addicted to knitting lace shawls and have now gone from altering existing designs to actually creating my own.