Blooming Shawl Pattern - knit shawl capelet using fingering weight yarn - great for self-stripe and hand-dyed yarns!

$6.00

NOTE: This listing is for a PDF pattern to make your own Blooming Shawl

Experience Level: Intermediate

Loves me, loves me not? This flower shawl has seven petals, so rest assured that it WILL love you! I have always been fond of shawls that stay firmly on the shoulders and this one, with its cape-like shape, fits the bill! A fairly simple piece to knit, ruffled petals compliment the body as the shawl drapes sweetly over the shoulders. I-cord edges create a smooth, consistent finish around all edges of the shawl. The Blooming Shawl was inspired by Keith’s beautiful colorway of Zen Yarn Garden: Bloom BOOM! Visit [www.KnitsAllDone.com][1] for information on acquiring some of this colorway for yourself!

Construction Details

Shawl begins at the top neck edge with a provisional cast on and works outward towards the full bottom circumference. You will work each “petal” by working increases on specified rows. The bottom of the petals are ruffled by working a pseudo-feather-and-fan lace pattern. An I-cord bind off is worked at the bottom and then the neck stitches are picked up from the provisional cast-on and another I-cord bind off is worked. A row and stitch count checksheet is provided to help make knitting this shawl a breeze!

Techniques Necessary

Provisional cast-on, knit and purl, make one increases, slipping stitches, yarn overs, decreases (SSK, K2tog), I-cord bind off

Finished measurements: 18” depth from neck to longest point of a petal, 70” along lower edge, 13” around at neck.

Shawl will look small when completed, wet blocking is absolutely necessary to achieve full measurements.

Yarn: 860 yards of Fingering Weight (CYCA #1)

2 skeins of Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single, 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk; 430 yards/100 gram ball in colorway **Bloom BOOM!**

Gauge: 24 stitches and 46 rows = 4” in garter stitch before blocking.

20 stitches and 36 rows = 4” in garter stitch after blocking.

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) circular knitting needle 40”. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain gauge.

Additional Materials: 14 stitch markers, row counter, tapestry needle, scrap yarn for provisional cast on.