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Saturday, August 23, 2014

"When The Flowers Bloom" Shawl Pattern and Kit for Sale

In the springtime,
when the flowers bloom.
I'll pick a dozen roses.
I'll just hand them to you.
We can walk through sunshine,
but we sure enjoy the rain .......

When The Flowers Bloom is a semicircular shawl worked from the bottom up. There is patterning on both the right and wrong sides but it is easy enough to memorize and knit.

Pattern includes charts and row by row written directions. If you would like to add beads to your shawl, instructions are included on where to place the beads.



When The Flowers Bloom (Small Size) in Simply Blue Colorway Yarn 
and TOHO Light Topaz Silver Lined Beads


Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara

Suggested yarn and yardage needed
400 (825, 1670) yard / 365 (755, 1525) meter fingering weight yarn.

For small size shawl I used Rendezvous Silky Temptation (440 yd / 400 m per 100 g skein; 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Silk) in Simply Blue colorway - 1 skein.

For medium size shawl I used Rendezvous Silky Temptation (440 yd/ 400 m per 100 g skein; 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Silk) in Cobalt colorway - 2 skeins.




When The Flowers Bloom (Medium Size) in Cobalt Colorway Yarn 
and MIYUKI Purple Lined Amethyst AB Beads


Finished Sizes (in blocking board):
Wingspan: 112 (136, 160) cm / 44.1" (53.5, 63)"
Depth: 50 (62, 74) cm / 19.7 (24.4, 29.1)"

Needle: Size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, at least 24" / 60 cm long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle, blocking pins, size 16 US / 0.60 mm steel crochet hook for beads (optional), stitch markers, 160 (320, 640) size 6/0 and 266 (619,1324) size 8/0 glass seed beads (optional).

Level: Advanced.

Gauge: See inside pattern.

All posts about this projects and more photos: click here.

How to Buy:
1. The Pattern only: 
Pattern is 19 pages in PDF includes charts, written directions and photo tutorials. Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.

When The Flowers Bloom Pattern Only:
USD 6.00,-
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As Part of Shawl Collection to Knit 4 ebook (Consist of: When The Flowers Bloom, Heart on FireLightning Thief, Interview With The Vampire): 
USD 15,- 
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2. The Kit: 
You get the PDF pattern, yarn(s), and TOHO/MIYUKI beads in 2 sizes (size 6 and size 8) enough to make this pattern (optional). The pattern will be email to your email address and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 20 days to reach your hand.
Note: If you already have the pattern, I will refund USD 4.


Sizes
Colors




Info about the yarn for the kit:
Name: Rendezvous Silky Tempation
Weight: Fingering
Fibers: 50% Superwash Merino/50% Silk
Yardage/Weight: approx. 440 yds / 100g
Hand Wash/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent.
May bleed slightly upon first wash.

Friday, August 22, 2014

FO: When The Flowers Bloom

It's time to reveal how the "When The Flowers Bloom" pattern looks like. I know the MKAL was over long time ago. However, only recently I managed to take photos of the finished shawls.

Before the big reveal, let me tell the background story about this pattern first.

It took a long time for me to design this pattern. I think I knitted this pattern almost 5 or 6 times. The problem was that I could not make it into many sizes. Writing the pattern only one size pattern seemed not a good idea for me as some people like their shawl small, and some like it large. My goal is to sell as many patterns as possible and selling only 1 size seems to defy that goal.

To cut the story short, after re-knitting it many times, in the end I managed to design this shawl into 3 sizes. Below is the first finished sample in small size. I used 2 sizes of beads. Size 6 beads for the edging and size 8 beads for the body. At first, I used size 6 beads all over and I was not very happy with the result. The beads distracting the pattern on the body, so to the frog pond it went. The second try, I maintained the size 6 beads on the edging, but I used size 8 beads for the body. This time I love the result.

Wanna see?





Pattern: When The Flowers Bloom (Small) 
Materials: Rendezvous Silky Temptation (440yd/400m per 100g skein; 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Silk) in Simply Blue colorway 
Quantity: 1 skein 
Needle: 3.5 mm 
Start Date: 16 January 2014 
Finish Date: 28 January 2014 
Finished Size on Blocking Board: Wingspan: 112 cm / 44.1" ; Depth: 50 / 19.7" 

Succeed with the small size, I immediately cast-on the medium size shawl. The medium size needs 2 skeins of yarn. This time I chose cobalt color.






The beads for this one was not as prominent as the previous one. The color is more subtle.
Here is the close up of the beads:



Pattern: When The Flowers Bloom (Medium)
Materials: Rendezvous Silky Temptation (440yd/400m per 100g skein; 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Silk) in Cobalt colorway
Quantity: 2 skeins
Needle: 3.5 mm
Start Date: 28 January 2014
Finish Date: 13 February 2014
Finished Size on Blocking Board: Wingspan: 136 cm / 53.5" ; Depth: 62 cm / 24.4"