By Brittany Wilson
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The Frolic Shawl Collection contains 3 patterns designed using Sunrise Fiber Co’s Frolic Sport. Gambol and Yosemite were also written in single color fingering weight versions.
Lapidary is featured in the December 2014 Indie KnitCrate!
Lapidary involves the engraving, cutting, or polishing of stones or gems and the slipped stitch and elongated stitches of this pattern remind me of the faceting of gemstones. The pattern is created with stripes, slipped stitches, and elongated stitches through droppings stitches- the whole concept also known as mosaic knitting. For an extra polished finish a border is picked up around the body of the shawl and picot bind off is worked.
1 US 2/2.75mm 40” circular needle
1 US 4/3.5mm 40” circular needle
Additional size 4 needles to help work sharp corners on the border if desired.
3 stitch markers
[MC] Sunrise Fiber Co Frolic Sport [Superwash Merino, 328yd/300m per 100g skein] 1 skein; color: Garnet Cloisonné
[CC] Sunrise Fiber Co Frolic Sport [Superwash Merino, 328yd/300m per 100g skein] 1 skein; color: Iris in the Fog
GAUGE on smaller needles. Gauge is not crucial, measurements taken after blocking.
28 sts/40 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
18 sts/ 34 rows = 4" in pattern stitch
SIZING- work to desired size or:
Height at deepest point: 15”
Lapidary is worked on the bias and the colorwork is created with stripes and slipped stitches. Once the body is complete (the right edge will be messy, but is covered when working the border), stiches are picked up around the entire body of the shawl and a picot border is worked.