Flora is a bold yet playful shawl, inspired by the great Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe (and named after a dear friend’s baby girl).
The large garter stitch stripes in bold contrasting colors are broken up by delicate lace sections. A contrasting border with a knotted fringe pays homage to Frida’s fringed shawls and adds a touch of whimsy.
The shawl is knit top-down in garter stitch and a stockinette lace motive with an i-cord selvedge. The knotted fringe can be substituted with a clean and minimalist i-cord edge.
The design comes to life thanks to “On Stage – Long Métrage“ by Nature’s Luxury, a luxuriously soft blend of Merino, Silk and Baby Camel with a soft sheen, in three saturated semi-solids and a matching speckled colorway.
This single-ply yarn will stand the test of time thanks to the relatively high twist, and you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite new shawl for years to come!
Yarn & Pattern Kits are available from Nature’s Luxury in lots of stunning color combinations!
Yarn: 4 colors of Fingering Weight yarn
Nature’s Luxury On Stage – Long Métrage
50% Merino, 30% Silk, 20% Camel, 400 m / 440 yds per 100 g
in the colors La Reine Margot (A – magenta), The Horse Whisperer (B – dark green), Amélie Poulain (C – lavender) and Crocodile Dundee (D – light green)
Yardage: 1600 m / 1760 yards in total
Gauge: 22 sts / 38 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch
Measured relaxed after blocking. Gauge is not critical but it will influence the size of your finished shawl and your yardage!
Size: 212 cm / 83.5“ wingspan, 74 cm / 29“ height at center
Needles: US 4/3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge or optimal drape)
Notions: tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers, crochet hook (for fringe)