Introducing Nefertem. Previously exclusive to the Loopy Ewe the pattern is now available as a PDF to everyone. Named for the Egyptian god of beauty and healing, Nefertem is worked from the center top edge and increased outward to create the semi-circular shape. The border is adorned with lace that features a lotus motif and a delicate scalloped edge. The lotus flower is common in ancient Egyptian art. The god Nefertem is usually depicted wearing a lotus headdress.
This small, semi-circular shawl has been a favorite of mine since I first designed it for the Loopy Ewe sock club last year. I have had many requests for the shawl pattern as a PDF and I am happy to say that the exclusivity period has ended.
The body of the shawl is worked in easy-peasy stockinette, then just when you think you've had enough of the mindlessness that is our beloved stockinette you get to launch into a tricky bit of lace. The 24 row lace pattern gives a delicate touch to the shawl followed by a simple crochet bind off. Even for those of you who are not familiar with crochet this bind off should be easy and is explained in the pattern.
Sizes: One Size
Finished Measurements: 51” across top edge, 19” from top edge to base of curve
Yarn: Approximately 375 yards fingering weight yarn.
Sample in Madelinetosh, Tosh Sock, 100% Superwash Merino, 395 yds/361m per 114 g skein. Color: Midnight Rendezvous, 1 skein
Gauge: 14 sts & 26 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch, blocked.
Needles: 1 set of US 8/5 mm or size to obtain gauge.
Other Materials: tapestry needle, size C/2.75 mm crochet hook, 13 place markers included in these there should be two sets of 4 for “A” and “B” place markers
The lotus lace pattern is given in both charted and written form.