Autumn Bloom by Melissa Thomson

Autumn Bloom

November 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
372 yards (340 m)
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Autumn Bloom is an elegant crescent shaped shawl inspired by the flowers and colours of the crisp autumn months. Luscious hand dyed blends of silk, merino and cashmere are used to bring this aran weight shawl to life. Both written and charted instructions are included in this pattern, as well as detailed instructions of how to customize this pattern to any size or weight of yarn. After knitting the lace portion of this shawl, stitches are then picked up along the edge and short rows are used to fill in the main body of the shawl.

suggested yarn
2 skeins of sweet fiber avery - photographed in spanish coin
(170 meters/186 yards per 100g skein)

possible substitutions
3 skeins of sweet fiber haven (150 meters / 164 yards per 100g skein)
4 skeins of sweet fiber silk cashmere aran (91 meters / 100 yards per 50g skein)

approximately 340 meters (372 yards) of aran weight as written (if customizing the size and/or gauge be sure to have extra yarn available)

5mm / 8 us 32” circular needle
(or size needed to obtain gauge)

approximately 178cm 70” wide, 38cm 15” deep, after blocking

techniques used
basic lace (increases/decreases)
short rows (no wrapping required)
provision cast on
picking up and knitting stitches