Esquiline

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The Esquiline Venus is actually a beautiful marble statue, but when I saw the name, I couldn't resist naming my new shawlette Esquiline. The yarn is the Venus colorway of Celestial Twist by the Knit Witch. You can see the convoluted road that took me there, right? Naming patterns is so hard to do. .

I took her to the beach for some pictures, because she just seemed watery and oceanish. And the lace mesh in the center reminded me of a (very pretty) fisherman's net. So she spent some time at the pier...

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...and she soaked up the sun. I think the mesh lace is the perfect pattern for those lovely skeins of variegated fingering weight yarn that you have and don't know what to do with. Even the pooling looks pretty.

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And the pattern is now available for sale. It takes about 400 yards of fingering weight or sock yarn and size 7 (4.5 mm) needles and can be purchased for $6.00