Liliiflora is another name of the purple magnolia flower. I saw a lot of these flowers blooming beautifully in the early spring during my trip to southern China, and was inspired to create a shawl that incorporated this motif. This shawlette is worked from the bottom up and the narrow curved shape of lace is created by short rows. Pattern includes charts and written directions, and stitch count totals for every row. I also include tips on how to make a larger or smaller shawl and the yardage needed.
Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara
Suggested yarn and yardage needed: Any sock yarn (see table for yardage needed)
Needle: 4 mm (US 6), 6 mm (US 10)
Hook for CO & nupp (optional): 3.5 mm (E)
Notions: stitch markers, removable stitch marker or 4 cm of contrasting color yarn.
Finished Size (18 repeats): 160 cm (63”) across top edge, 40 cm (16”) depth
In case you are wondering about the progressed of my Liliiflora shawlette after my last post, I am happy to tell you that it’s done and I really like the result. I really like the border pattern and at first I was not sure whether the lace stitch that I picked for the body would work. As you can see that the body lace pattern very lacey and holey and the border seems more solid that the body. Many times during the knitting part of the body, I was tempted to frog and choose more solid pattern or probably just use plain stockinette stitch. I am glad that I didn’t.
I used about 477 m or 530 yards of yarn to make 18 repeats wide pattern. I think the length is just perfect for a shawlette. I also think this pattern is perfect for 1 skein of Wollmeise.
Remember me is a triangular shawl with lace panels on the center and across the top edge. This shawl is crocheted from the neck down and consists of 3-rows repeats to create the body. No seaming required. You can adjust the size very easily according the amount of your yarn. The lacy edging finishes off this shawl nicely. The nice thing you should know about the edging is that you can stop at any row and it will still look pretty. As usual, this pattern comes with row-by-row written direction in US crochet term and charts.
Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara
Yarn: Lace weight or light fingering weight yarn.
Yarn requirement: Depends on how big or small you want it to be. I used lace weight (or maybe light fingering) and used about 690 meter.
Hook: 3.5 mm (E) (adjust hook size accordingly if you use thicker yarn)
Gauge: Not important
Finished Size: Variable.
Mine is 58” across top edge, 29” long from centre top to point
Remember my entry about my new crochet project? Yup, it's done and it's really really pretty (it's OK to admire my own work, right?). I still could not believe that my construction worked nicely for this shawl. This shawl is work from the top down and has no seaming! Looks complicated but it is very easy. It has only 3-rows repeat pattern that is easy to memorize.
The idea of this shawl is started when I wanted a shawl with lace panels on the center and all sides of edges without any seaming. I also didn’t want the solid part to be just plain dc. I wanted a bit of texture to it. I also want it to be easily adjusted so people can make as small or as big as they want to. I did a lot of experiments before finally get to this combination and really like the result. This shawl came out just exactly like I imagined it. I don’t know the name of the yarn. I got it on sale without label, all I know it’s 100% wool, but I like working with it and it blocked beautifully.
Pattern: Remember Me
Source: You can buy it here or Ravelry or my Etsy (see link at about me)
Just want to let you know that Sandra from Sandrasingh.com is having a giveaway of my Metropolitan pattern and 1 skein of Dream In Color Smooshy in Lipstick Lava in her blog.
This is a great opportunity to try out the yarn if you haven't used it before. There are several way to join this giveaway. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win and make sure to leave a comment telling exactly what you did to enter. No purchase is necessary to enter and the winner will be announced on April 12, 2011.
I live on a tropical island called Penang which is one of the states in a country called Malaysia, but it does not stop me from learning how to knit. I knew how to crochet since I was 6 and taught myself to knit about 4 years ago and after a couple of projects, I began designing my own patterns. I just love the process of designing my own patterns, from the imagining of the design to the drawing and even the math part of it. I love to wear something pretty and feminine and it is reflected in all of my designs. I have 2 small daughters that need a lot of attention besides my full time job, so I am happy enough if I can publish 3 patterns a year. My patterns can be found on my blog
and through Etsy and on Ravelry.