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Wonderful Wimples/ Pattern from Fiddlesticks Knitting

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Wow.

Here's data on the pattern, as written by Dorothy Siemens, the amazing designer:

"Wimples are such versatile garments! Wear them around the neck as a scarf or cowl, or pull them up as a hood to keep the ears and head warm. These lacy wimples add beauty to functionality.

"Each wimple is worked in the round from the bottom edge to the top, with two strands of lace weight yarn held together. Pattern includes all three designs, and all are recommended for Intermediate lace knitters."

Please do note that Fiddlesticks Knitting patterns are charted.

Each wimple requires approximately 760 meters single strand of lace weight yarn, but note that the yarn is held doubled throughout.

Originally made in a 50/50 silk/merino lace weight yarn, we think these would be marvelous in both the Silk Cloud and the Silken Cashmere yarns we just got in. Talk about serendipity!

The needles used were 3.5mm (US 4) or the size to give in stockinette a gauge of 24 stitches to about 4".

The purple one shown features a bottom edging design adapted from Estonian shawls, a delicate lace and texture pattern through the body, and a pretty picot cast off at the top to frame the face when worn.

The golden wimple in the third photo features a flared peplum to drape gracefully around the shoulders, with a lovely eyelet lace body and a delicate picot edge at the top to frame the face.

And the last photo, in green, begins with a pretty lace edging which becomes a graceful vine-like lace through the body and finishes with a picot edge to frame the face.

Click on any of these to see more detail.

Lovely.


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