Honey plum by Melody Hoffmann
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Honey plum

Knitting
August 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
764 yards (699 m)
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Honey Plum is a simple crescent shaped shawl that features four of my favourite things: garter stitch, some simple lace, Estonian braids, and this absolutely stunning yarn from Gregoria Fibers.

The construction of the shawl is very simple, and the rows of garter stitch make it for such a meditative knit. I have absolutely adored seeing all the different speckles knit up: not a single stitch it different from the next! Then I have incorporated some very simple Shetland lace (I have used this exact same stitch in my Selkie pattern), and one of my all time favorourite stitch, the Estonian braid. I really don’t know why but I find this stitch pattern so addictive to make, and I find it so aestically pleasing!

As for the yarn, I have used three skeins of Gregoria Fibers BFL DK which is without a doubt one of the most stunning hand-dyed yarn that I had the chance to stumble accross. Can you believe that this yarn was naturally dyed with plants? Anna’s work truly amazes me.

The pattern is both written & charted, and a little video will help you to execute the Estonian braid.

Yarn
3 skeins of Gregoria Fibers, 100% Polwarth DK superwash. 100 g - 254 yards (233 meters) OR approx. 762 yards (699 meters) of DK weight yarn

Needles
US7(4,5mm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
16.5 sts & 40 rows= 4” (10cm) in garter stitch after blocking

Finished measurements
78.75”(200cm)long,19.68”(50cm) deep

Notions
Stitch markets

The pattern will be out on the 1st of August! Gregoria Fibers will be offering some yarn kits for the pattern launch that same day