This project features two botanical motifs. The delicate and classical fern lace pattern is outlined with the luscious and bold gooseberry stitch. The juxtaposition of these two design elements not only adds dramatic visual contrast but also creates opposing textures that are both achieved with multiple increases and decreases. The shaping for the fern lace results in a fabric that is light and open, while the compact stitch structure of the gooseberry pattern provides a sturdy border.
Dimension: approximately 9.25" square
Yarn: 100 yards of DK weight cotton, linen, or cotton/linen blend