Nymphaea

nymphaea hero

Nymphaea is a humble little circular with water droplets sprinkled around on the surface. This shawl is inspired by the humble lily
pad; always overshadowed by the showy water lily flowers. You can find more details, favorite, and queue it on Ravelry.

nymphaea preview

This pattern is available for sale for $4. Clicking the button above will take you to an automated paypal checkout where you can pay with credit/debit card or paypal balance. The download will automatically be e-mailed to you, and added to your Ravelry library if you have an account there. Thanks to Ravelry for making this feature available to members and non-members alike!

nymphaea arc

This shawl is knit from the top down. The pattern is designed to work with self striping yarns such as Sausalito from Crystal Palace. The eyelet rows are placed so they line up with the color changes, each one dividing one block of color from the next. The colors in sausalito shift subtly, changing one ply at a time. Thus you can add eyelets on each subtle shift, or only when there are major color changes.

nymphaea eyelets

At the top I worked an eyelet band each time one of the plies changed. About three quarters of the way through the first skein I started working an eyelet band only at major color changes.

nymphaea looped

The pattern is written for two sizes, the little shawlette is shown here, a fourth skein will make a larger shawl. You could add more skeins if desired. For these sizes you’ll need 10-15% of the last skein for the edging, if you make an even larger shawl you’ll need a larger percent of that last skein to complete the ruffles.

nymphaea zoomed

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