Caroline Steinford

for KnitDesign by Caroline   2012

073 Wistaria and Sunshine

“To Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine.” So begins the advertisement that sets in motion Elizabeth von Arnim’ s lovely 1922 novel “The Enchanted April.” On reading it, two Englishwomen are motivated to rent a mediaeval Italian castle for the month of April, during which time they rediscover love and happiness.

The Wistaria and Sunshine fichu / shawlette is knit from the top down and combines two leaf-centric Japanese stitch patterns for a botanical effect. It grows on each right-side row to create a wide crescent shape, and the hem scallops form automatically at bind-off. That natural curve sits comfortably on the shoulders for a little bit of extra warmth and glamour when ever you want it.

Lace pattern is provided in both charted and written form.

Pattern Detail

  • lace pattern both written out and charted
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • approx. 40" x 13" / 101.5 x 33 cm.
  • digital PDF has 6 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.25 mm
    • US 1
    • 32.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Pf2-twocolors Pf1-portrait Pf3-lav-jungle Pf4-green-wide Pf5-fairytale Pf6-green-as-scarf Pf7-twotips-flat Pf-pattern-pg-1

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