Cloisters Wrap

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Cloisters recalls the architecture of the buildings that housed monastic communities of women. Delicate traceries of lace recall the ornate grills that separated the cloister from the public in visiting parlours, while peaked arches mimic graceful spires and alcoves.

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Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows per 4 inch (10 cm) square in Chart 2 pattern after blocking.
Finished Measurements: 24 inches (61 cm) wide, 80 inches (203 cm) long.
Yarn Requirements: 1100 yards (3.3 ounces) laceweight yarn. Sample shown in Shivaya Naturals Merino Lace in ‘Sunset’
Needle Size: 3.25mm (US 3) straight or circular needle for flat knitting or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pattern Includes: charts and text translations of charts
Stitches Used: knit, purl, yo, k2tog, p2tog, ssk, sl1 k2tog psso, Centered Double Decrease.
Other Details: This wrap is worked from one short edge to the other with no grafting and joining in the middle. The border patterns are designed to be similar enough to match, but not exactly the same.

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Comments 1

  1. tanmeet sethi wrote:

    Miriam, I have never attempted a lace shawl but love your designs! Which do you think would be a better first project for me? The cloisters wrap or the anthemion? I want to make both but don’t know which to start with. Also, I will be using either rowan fine lace or classic elite silky alpaca lace. Are those okay?

    Posted 17 Jun 2012 at 6:53 PM

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