Budburst by Amy van de Laar


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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Burst into summer with a light, asymmetric shawl overgrown with lacy foliage. The glow of bright new leaves against the sky always lifts my mood—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 ‘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.

This pattern is part of the Progress, Hope, and Happiness 2017 collection, a celebration of summer from ten designers and five indie dyers.

How to embiggen your shawl
How to work a picot bind off