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Lace Chuppah

Airy wedding canopy.

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A lofty mohair and a metallized thread combine to make an airy wedding canopy. It's worked from the center out in a combination of lace motifs: flowers, leaves, diamonds, hearts, and horseshoes. A deep, knotted fringe borders the edges. To enlarge the canopy, add a repeat or two of the pattern.
Finished Size: 77" square after blocking, not including fringe.
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Brush (80% alpaca, 20% acrylic; 110 yd [100 m]/50 g): #1000 off-white (MC), 18 skeins. Plymouth Brand Collection Lincatex Gold Rush (80% rayon, 20% metallized polyester; 109 yd [100 m]/25 g): #5 silver (CC), 21 cones.
Yarn weight: #5 - Bulky
Gauge: 8 sts and 16 rows = 4" in patt from charts using MC and CC held tog, after blocking.
Needles: Size 13 (9 mm): 24", 36", and 60" circulars (cir) and set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).
Notions: Markers (m); size J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle; four 8' poles.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2007

SKU: EP0402

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kat Coyle

Format: eProject