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Apple Blossom Knit Shawl

Knitting
April 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1320 yards (1207 m)
Length: 24¾” / 63 cm, Width at lower edge: 81½” / 207 cm
This pattern is available for download for $9.95.

Inspired by the fruit bearing blossom that
symbolizes heady love, peace, sensuality
and fertility, the Apple Blossoms were
honored by the ancient Celts as a symbol
of love. The feather and fan lace stitch
pattern was my first love in the world
of lace knitting and by alternating two
natural color bands with a simple stripe
in a bright, hand dyed color, this shawl
symbolizes the bond of mother father &
baby. While the geometrically bold pattern
would be stunning for anyone, consider
this generously sized shawl also as a baby
shower gift.

MATERIALS:
Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch “Tibetan
Dreams” 85% yak / 15% nylon; 440
yards (402 m); 4 oz (113 grams); CYCA
size 2 fine; natural cream (A), 1 hanks;
natural brown (B), 1 hanks
Bijou Basin Ranch “Bliss” 50% yak /
50% cormo; 150 yards (137 m); 2 oz (56
grams); CYCA size 4 worsted; teal (C),
1 hank

Needles: size US 7 (4.5 mm) 40” circular.
Or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Fourteen stitch markers;
tapestry needle

GAUGE:
33 sts (1 patt rep) = 6¼” (16 cm)and 22
rows = 4” (10 cm) in Shawl Pattern.
For gauge swatch, CO 35 sts and rep
rows 126–129 of Shawl pattern.

Pattern is available as part of the Complements Collection, a pattern booklet available for purchase through Patternfish and the Bijou Basin Ranch online shop.
PDF copies are $9.95; printed booklets cost $12.95.
Apple Blossom kits containing yarn to make the project and a complete printed copy of the booklet can be purchased here.