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Lapidary– a person who works with precious stone. Also, of/relating to gemstones. From the Latin lapidarius. This design came out of playing with diamonds. Playing with the way they fit together, the way you can build larger diamonds out of smaller diamonds, and the way you can carve smaller diamonds out of larger ones.

Lapidarius is a rectangular shawl with a cast on edge at one end, a bind off edge at the other and 12 repeats of the 48 row repeat in between.


Yarn: 750 yards (686 meters), lace weight

Shown in: The Verdant Gryphon, “Mithril”; 750 yards (686 meters)/skein, 1skein of “Interior”

Needles: US size 2.5 (3.00 mm) 32 inch (80 cm) circular or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: tapestry needle, US 3 (3.25 mm) or US 4 (3.5 mm) needles for cast on edges (optional)

Gauge: 28 sts/4 inches; 38 rows/4 inches (20 sts/10 cm; 30 rows/10 cm) in washed and blocked stockinette

Blocked Dimensions: 10 inches (25.5 cm) wide x 60 inches (152.5 cm) long, blocked

Skills Used: cable cast on, knitting and purling, k2tog, ssk, k3tog, k3togtbl, yo, weaving in ends, blocking lace



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