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  1. If you like your knitting with beads on it then this one is for you! This is the In Bloom shawl pattern, available now on the website and Ravelry.

    In Bloom Shawl

    About this Pattern

    In Bloom was inspired by a beautiful, cheerful flower garden bursting into life. It is a generous sized, triangular shawl, designed to use a small skein of laceweight yarn. 

    Light and airy stockinette makes for easy knitting throughout the body of the shawl. As you near the border, you get to watch your flowers grow, row by row, as you place the beads on your stitches. (A video tutorial for adding beads with a small crochet hook is provided) From afar, the shawl might appear as a flash of colour; only a few steps closer, and the beaded flowers will sparkle like dewdrops in the sun. And as well as adding a sparkle the beads also provide some weight for a lovely drape.

    The finished shawl is beautifully soft and light, and as delicate as the flowers that inspired it. 

    Skills / Techniques used: Knit, purl, yarnovers, beadwork
    Sizes: One size
    Measurements: The finished blocked item measures 66” (168cm) wingspan and 24.5” (62cm) depth at the longest part 

    Materials Used:

    Gauge: 23 stitches and 38 rows to 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

     The pattern has been professionally tech edited by Kniterations and was tested by a fantastic group of test knitters too! 

    Thank you Carron, Linda, Tania, Britta and Angela!

    In Bloom Testers

    Carron finished her shawl just in time to wear it to the Hampton Court Flower show!

    To view more testers photo's take a look at the project pages on Ravelry.

    So why not make today a day to bloom and cast on some lace and sparkle! You can purchase the pattern from Ravelry HERE on from the website HERE

    Until next time, happy knitting! x

  2. I have a new sock pattern available! These are the Leadenhall Market Socks, now available on Ravelry and on the Under the Olive Tree Knits website.

    Leadenhall Market

    Pick up your needles and take a stroll through the cobbled streets of Leadenhall Market. One of London’s oldest markets, Leadenhall Market dates back to the 14th century and is situated in what was the centre of Roman London. Once a popular and thriving meat and poultry market, the site is now an arcade with a host of boutique style shops housed under ornate roof arches and skylights.
    Leadenhall Market Socks are worked from the top down, starting with a ribbed cuff. Then you will work the cobbled paths of reverse stockinette either side of a delicate eyelet lace pattern inspired by the rooftop skylights that run the length of the market.

    Leadenhall Market (1)

    Suitable for a beginner sock knitter, the pattern is supported with links to video tutorials for the techniques used.

    The PDF pattern is available for £3.60 / $4.50 on Ravelryor from the Under the Olive Tree Knits Website  where you can also choose to have the pattern printed and posted to you for an additional £1.50.

    The pattern is written for 3 adult sizes and video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used to make the socks.

    Skills / Techniques Used – Knit, purl, slip stitch, short rows, eyelets, decreases

    Sizes and Measurements

    Hand knit socks are designed to be slightly smaller than the foot length to give a small amount of negative ease. This means that they will hug the foot and leg and stay in place. The sizes given are a ‘to fit’ size. The actual socks will be slightly smaller to allow a little stretch for a snug fit.

    Full details on how to take the correct measurements to determine your size are given in the pattern. 

    The size shown in the pattern photographs is for the small adult.

    Materials Used

    When choosing the yarn for your socks you want to be looking for a yarn with nylon content or a high twist as this adds extra durability and strength.

    •    1 x 3.5oz / 100g, 440 yd / 400m skein of 4ply sock yarn. The yarn used in the pattern is the Under the Olive Tree 75% superwash merino / 25% nylon Chora 4ply yarn in the Fruit Punch colour
    •    1 set of 2.5mm double pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
    •    3 Stitch Markers
    •    1 Tapestry Needle

    Gauge: 32 stitches and 44 rnds to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.

    The pattern has been professionally tech edited by James Bartley and was tested by a fantastic group of test knitters too! 

    Thank you Anna, Faith, Karen, Sabina and Teresa!

    To view more testers photo's take a look at the project pages on Ravelry.

    Thanks for stopping by and until next time - happy knitting! x