A lightweight, traditional knitted square in three sizes (S/M/L) serves a multitude of purposes from christening blanket to wedding shawl to lap robe and the simplicity of this design makes it all the more flexible. Worked in the round from center to hem, the body is composed entirely of garter stitch, then finished off by a deep openwork border of overlapping leaf motifs. Its ornate appearance belies the simplicity of its construction; this piece knits up quickly and effortlessly to create an heirloom that could celebrate a lifetime of important milestones.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Chebris Lace or, Better Breakfast Fingering, Ghillie Sock, The Fibre Company Meadow, Touch Yarns Mohair Merino 2 ply, Light Brown Hare Lace, The Fibre Co. Meadow, Mountain Meadow Wool Mountain Down Fingering or Dubois, Elsa Wool Company Worsted Spun Laceweight, Knitting Notions Classic Merino Lace, Skeinz Kid Mohair Blend, or any springy, heavy lace yarn that knits to pattern gauge.
Finished Size: 36(42, 52) inches square (stretched and blocked)
Yarn Requirements: 1075(1400, 2175) yards
Gauge: 21 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch on larger needles
size 6US (4.0 mm) circular needles and DPNs for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 5US (3.75 mm) circular and DPNs for edging (or one size smaller than body needle)