Grain Field

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  • Designed by:
    Karen Butler

    Grain Field is an elegant, rectangular wrap with exquisite lace patterning created from traditional Estonian lace stitch patterns. Grain Field is light yet warm and the perfect size for wearing in a multitude of ways. The spectacular lace was designed to reflect the farming landscape, where ordered fields of grain are enhanced by hedgerows and areas where wildflowers are allowed to bloom. In this design, the flowers take centre stage in the middle of the shawl.

    This fabulous lace stole is worked in two pieces, joined at the mid-line by either grafting or with a three-needle bind-off. Each part starts with a knitted cast-on using doubled yarn. The lace edge is worked, followed by the main pattern, ending at the centre of the wrap.  The Estonian Lace patterns used produce a light, airy fabric including nupps and gathered stitches. While the pattern looks complex, once established it has sufficient structure to make it predictable to work. 

    Both written and charted instructions are provided with added instructions if a shorter wrap is preferred.

    Grain Field is knitted in Marilyn, a luxurious 2 ply lace weight yarn, created from a blend of 55% Merino wool and 45% Silk which produce a fabulously soft fabric with a beautiful drape. The yarn is hand dyed in-house in a small but stunning range of rich, jewel like shades, including the gorgeous shade shown here is Blue Angel. The yarn can be purchased seperately or as a kit either with or without a printed version of the pattern included.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Marilyn, 2 Ply Laceweight, 55% Merino wool, 45% Silk
    (800m / 875yds per 100g skein)

    1 (2) skeins, shade Blue Angel

    One repeat (26 sts by 12 rows) = 12cm (4.75in) by 4cm (1.5in) over Chart B worked flat, after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3.25mm needles.

    Suggested needles

    Large needles:

    3.75mm (US 5) circular needle (40-80cm in length)

    Small needles:

    Two 3.25mm (US 3) circular needles (40-80cm in length)

    Stitch markers (optional)
    Blocking pins
    Blocking wires (optional)

  • Following a lace chart
    Lace knitting
    Shawl blocking

Yarn Kit available

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