Caroline Steinford

for KnitDesign by Caroline   2013

075 Aoi Mai

Aoi is a Japanese name referring to the hollyhock plant or a beautiful shade of blue-green; Mai means “dance.” Aoi Mai is a sweet piece knit from the top down with an adapted Japanese stitch pattern. Extra increases form a heart-shaped fichu or shawlette that sits comfortably on the shoulders.

The shawl in the photos was made with one skein of Araucania Itata, 70% superwash wool, 15% silk, 15% bamboo, 430 yd / 393.3 m, color 2003 (light blue).

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, increases, decreases, following a lace pattern. The lace pattern is provided in both charted and written form. Both single-page and enlarged charts are included.

Pattern Detail

  • Lace pattern (also written) charted
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • spring/summer
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • approx. 40" x 13" / 101.5 x 33 cm.
  • digital PDF has 8 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.5 mm
    • US 1.5
    • 32.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Pf1-back-graceful Pf2-front Pf3-back-3quarter Pf4-holding-front Pf5-closeup-wing Cs-purple-window-vert Pf-pattern-pg1

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