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This traditional lace shawl was designed especially for the Spin a Shawl group on Ravelry! I wanted to design a pattern to showcase the beauty of handspun lace, but which also would be a classic, elegant lace design. As I was spinning the MCN fiber the soft, impressionistic colorway began to remind me of the later Monet paintings of “Nymphèas” ( “Waterlillies”), and I decided to work the shawl in a lilypad-like shape. As the shawl pattern unfolded, I was reminded of the rippling rings of water as raindrops fall, and I decided to create a border that reminded me of rain on the spikey leaves of the waterlillies. The finished shawl is a gossamer, delicate piece that I hope you will enjoy always!

An intermediate-advanced level knit, pattern is in written form.

Helpful hint– It is important that you choose a somewhat strong fiber or blend if handspinning for this shawl, as it does require reasonably tight blocking in the inner sections and the bottom points are pulled out aggressively in the blocking. I would recommend a wool blend that contains silk, nylon, tencel, or bamboo for added strength. 100% silk would also be ideal.

Suggested Yarn: NoTwoSnowflakes Silk Lace, NoTwoSnowflakes Luxury Fiber for handspinning
Yarn weight: lace
Gauge: 7 sts/inch on size US 2 needles
Needle size: US 2 Circular, 20”, US 3 Circular 40”, and US 4 Circular 60”
Yardage: 800-900 yds
Notions: stitch markers, if desired. Darning needle for weaving ends.

This listing is to purchase the PDF of this pattern, not the shawl itself Your access to the PDF has a 3 month availability from the date of purchase.

This pattern is copyright 2011 Nicole Feller-Johnson.
It is intended for your personal use only, any requests for non-profit instructional use, please contact me!

Questions and pattern support and request for paper copy are available at
NoTwoSnowflakes [!at] aol.com
or feel free to convo me, or find me on Ravelry as No Two Snowflakes!

If you would like this pattern PDF sent to an email address separate from your paypal address, please leave a note in the "Note to Seller" space at the bottom of your invoice. Please allow up to 24 hrs. for delivery, although most likely you will have the pattern within a few hours of purchase if you are on Eastern Standard Time!
Happy Creating!

No Two Snowflakes presents Nymphèas Lace Shawl Top Down SHAWL PATTERN PDF by Nicole Feller-Johnson

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