Water Music takes it’s name from Handel’s orchestral suite
originally composed to be played on King George’s royal barge during a
boating party on the Thames in July of 1717. Since spring is slow in coming to NYC this year, it's nice to imagine a leasurely summer night floating on barge on the Thames. (Although I'm not sure I'd want it to be with King George.)
I created this design using two skeins of Dragonfly Fibers Dance Rustic Silk. This 100% silk yarn was lovely to work with, resulting in a shawl with just the right combination of body and drape. This is not a slippery silk, but more of a raw silk with a dry hand. The yarn is available in a beautiful range of colors. Follow the link above to check them out.
This delicate lace pattern is worked in the round from the center
outward, creating a large square. Worked in fingering weight yarn this pattern makes a lovely square
shawl. Worked in DK or worsted weight it will make a beautiful heirloom blanket. I'm hoping to find the time to knit one up in a neutral shade of Berroco Ultra Alpaca, or Stonehedge Fiber Mill's Shepherd's Worsted, to toss on the back of the couch.
Both charts and written instructions are included for the lace
Size: One Size
Finished Measurements: 40” x 40” square
Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Dance Rustic Silk, 100% Silk, 450 yds / 411 m per 4oz / 113 g skein, color Red Bud, 2 skeins
Needles: 1 set of 5 US 7 (4.5mm) DPN’s,
1 pair of US 7 (5mm) 32” circular needles or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 13 sts & 32 rows = 4”/10cm in Garter Stitch – blocked, always take the time to check gauge
Other Materials: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle