Bleeding Heart Shawlette
This pattern was originally published as BlackSheep at Orenco’s contribution to the 2016 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 3 – 6, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.
Each shop’s pattern(s) will be available free with purchase at that shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl.
All patterns will also be available for download individually or as part of our 2016 eBook: Oregon Grows Great Things: 2016 Rose City Yarn Crawl Pattern Collection.
Nothing says spring in the Northwest to me than when Bleeding Heart plants begin to bloom. Whether the smaller wild ones alongside a wooded trail or the larger domestic varieties grown in shady gardens. These plants with long arching leaves and small heart-shaped flowers provide a bright spot amongst the Oregon green. A bead has been added to each flower tip both to highlight the bleeding hearts inner white shade and a pearlized bead to mimic the dew that often settles on these flowers at night.
Cumulus by Fyberspates, (74% Baby Suri Alpaca, 26% Mulberry Silk; 164 yards/skein), (3) skeins in color 903 (Bottle Green) and (1) skein in color 907 (Magenta)
Approximately 10” at the wide end and 82” long. This shawl is narrow at one end and wider at the other.
7 sc/inch (gauge is not critical, but this shawl looks best with a loose stitch)
US G (4.0mm)
(100) size 6 pearlized beads, (tear drop shape beads are used in the sample, but seed beads will also work)