Created by: FrecklesnPurls
Project

Flower Market Shawl

What was your inspiration? I got my inspiration for the design of this shawl from the large flower markets you can find in many large cities. The body of the shawl is knit in a floral lace pattern and the border is reminiscent of bundles of flowers wrapped in newsprint, fresh from the market.

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Flower Market Shawl

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Flower Market Shawl

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  • madelinetosh tosh merino light (100% superwash merino wool)
  • approx. 600 yards

Project Description

What was your inspiration? I got my inspiration for the design of this shawl from the large flower markets you can find in many large cities. The body of the shawl is knit in a floral lace pattern and the border is reminiscent of bundles of flowers wrapped in newsprint, fresh from the market.

Q&A with FrecklesnPurls

Sheila Zachariae asked:
Simply beautiful!
FrecklesnPurls answered:
Thank you!
Mina May asked:
Just beautiful!
FrecklesnPurls answered:
Thanks!! :-)
aliponya17039928 asked:
Would this be easy pattern to extend the size? Novice to changing size in a pattern.
FrecklesnPurls answered:
Due to the nature of the charts, making the shawl either larger or smaller will require some fudging and math but it can be done by knitting Chart B more or fewer times. Here are some numbers to keep in mind: Row 7 of Chart C requires the stitch count between each set of markers to be divisible by 3. There are 6 rows of plain knits or purls leading up to Row 7 so these rows are perfect places to hide the increases/decreases you’ll need to get to a stitch count divisible by 3. The first row of Chart D is an 18 st repeat + 5. This time there are 5 rows of plain knits or purls leading up to the start of Chart D and these rows are perfect places to hide the increases/decreases you’ll need to get to a stitch count that works with the 18 st repeat + 5. I hope this helps! Feel free to email me at allison (at) frecklesandpurls (dot) com if you need any more assistance!

Skill Level

Intermediate