Named for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, this design starts and ends with flower baskets that overflow with blooms.

Babylon is knit from one end straight through to the other, then bound off loosely.

If you'd like to see this stitch used in a triangular shawl, please visit my Midnight Garden design page.

Pattern details

  • Yarn: lace weight yarn; 310 [515 yards, 950] yards.
  • Model: Yarn Place Gentle in Dark Ruby in smallest size; 95% merino, 5% cashmere; 690 yards in 50 grams.
  • Gauge: 19 sts to 4 inches in lace stitch, blocked.
  • Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) for gauge.
  • Finished size: 10 x 55 [14.5 x 65, 23.5 x 71] inches.
  • Stitch instructions: Charted only.

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