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!
Digital knitting pattern (PDF) in English and German
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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)