How the time flies, eh? I see that it has been nearly 2 weeks since my last post–the shame! Nothing to be done now except to bribe you with a little coupon treat…
I designed the Desert Blooms shawl last year in partnership with Nature’s Luxury, and it is now available in 3 sizes!
The original size:
The shawl above is worked with Nature’s Luxury On Stage, a light DK yarn (50% wool, 30% silk, 20% camel, 300 m /
330 yds per 100 g) with a 4 mm circular needle (60 – 80 cm /24 in – 32 in) or size needed to obtain gauge.
17.5 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked.
And now in 2 new sizes: shawlette, using one skein of fingering/4ply weight yarn and large, using 2 skeins of fingering/4 ply weight yarn, as shown below:
Cascade Yarns Heritage Hand Painted Sock Yarn (75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 437 yards/400 metres
per 100 g skein), in colour way 9825 (blue variegated with purple and navy).
US 4/3.5 mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
25 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked.
Desert Bloom begins with just a few stitches in one corner and grows until lace blooms along the far side
of the shawl to create an asymmetric triangular shape. With an i-cord edge, a plain stockinette stitch body
and an easy to follow lace pattern, this is a relaxing knit that quickly comes off the needles.
And because you’re great I have a discount code for you! When you get the Desert Blooms checkout, put in this code:
and you will get 10% discount on the pattern until Friday 18th March 2016.
I’ll post again about the construction and inspiration, but I wanted to share this with you just in case you wanted to get knitting or were looking for some pattern inspiration in anticipation of the Edinburgh Yarn Fest… 😉