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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The Poppy Shawl - Knitting Magazine

It's a few years ago since my last design for Knitting Magazine. Knitting was the first magazine I started buying regularly and I've always liked this magazine. I met the editor, Emma, at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace last autumn and had a lovely chat with her. She asked me to submit some lace shawl ideas and this is the first one to be published.
The beautiful Poppy shawl is in issue 115 which was published in April (but I forgot to blog about it). I think the magazine may still be in the shops.
The Poppy shawl was inspired by poppies in full bloom. In the centre of the flower shapes is a black bead. The Poppy shawl is crescent shape. The wide lace border is worked first followed by a combination of short rows and decreases in garter stitch to achieve the crescent shape. 
The Poppy Shawl uses one skein of Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace which has 1000m of gorgeous merino and silk and black seed beads. So if you haven't already picked up your copy of this issue, rush to the shops to grab it now. And look out for more of my designs in future issues of Knitting.

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