Lace Knit Wraps in Anticipation of Spring: No. 2 – Waiting for Lilacs

Patterns available on Ravelry
Accessories available on Etsy

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This is the second in a series of two spring accessories (see also In Due Time) that I’m releasing in the late fall because I’m impatient for spring. Lilacs were always my favorite spring blooms where I grew up in the far reaches of northern New York state.

This heart or bandana-shaped shawlette features a lace stitch pattern near the top line and a different stitch pattern across the bottom edge – buds, blossoms, and branches in all. The rest of the piece is knit in plain stockinette.

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I used 2 25-gram balls of DROPS Kid-Silk (75% mohair; 25% silk; 200 meters/218 yards per 25g ball) in color 09 – a light lilac.

This is so light and lovely, and I enjoyed working with this yarn, especially on US 4/3.5mm needles.

Measurements:
57×21.5 inches (145×54.5cm) after blocking

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Pattern available in my Ravelry store:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waiting-for-lilacs
Shawl available in my Etsy shop (after 10 December):
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScarvesShawlsandMore?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Happy Knitting!
MikeH

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