Budburst by Amy van de Laar
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June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
680 - 750 yards (622 - 686 m)
One size, easily adjustable
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This pattern is part of the Progress, Hope, and Happiness collection, a celebration of summer from ten designers and five indie dyers. I hope you’ll join us for the make-along, which runs from June 1st to July 16th.

Burst into summer with a light, asymmetric shawl overgrown with lacy foliage. The glow of bright new leaves against the sky always lifts my moodβ€”to me they represent energy, growth, and hope!

Budburst is knit sideways from the pointy end to the picot bind-off, with shaping increases at the start of each right-side row. As you knit, the increases and decreases of the lace form a texture of bobbles on the reverse side. During blocking, these buds unfurl into leaves.

Skills needed include simple lace knitting and an optional picot bind off.

Materials: 2 skeins of Merino Single from Sidispinnt (100% merino superwash; 394yds/360m per 100g) in β€˜Dawn’, or 748 yards / 684 metres of fingering-weight yarn.

Sizing: Finished measurements, relaxed after blocking:
65”/165cm wingspan, 32”/81cm depth, relaxed after blocking.
The shawl can be easily scaled up or down by working a different number of repeats.

Charts and written instructions are both provided in full.