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
- 50g / 1.75oz, 656 yds / 600m skein of laceweight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern isUnder the Olive Tree Gerakas Lace Yarn – 80% Extra Fine Merino / 20% Silk in the Forget-Me-Not colourway
- Size 8 knitting beads:
- 2048 x colour A
- 64 x colour B
- 1 x 0.5mm crochet hook for adding the beads
- 1 x US size 4 (3.5mm) 32” - 40” (80 - 100cm) circular needle
- Stitch marker(s) - optional
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!
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.
Until next time, happy knitting! x