Super Bloom by Theressa Silver

Super Bloom

January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
125 - 140 yards (114 - 128 m)
One Size
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At first glance deserts may appear barren, but even here, life abounds. Desert ecosystems are some of the harshest and most delicately balanced on the planet and the species that live there are exquisitely evolved to thrive under these extreme conditions. Many desert plants are annuals, living one short intense season. They bloom and set seed while water is available, then die o when the water dries up. The well protected seeds then lay dormant for the rest of the year, waiting for the sparse rain to restart the cycle. However, in years when water is abundant this system goes into overdrive and germination rates skyrocket. For a few magical weeks wild fowers carpet the desert in a wild array of color and texture.

Finished Measurements: 11.5 x 11.5 inches
Gauge: 18 sts = 4 inches in garter st
• 125 yds worsted weight cotton yarn
• Set of US size 8, 8 inch double pointed needles (dpns.)
• Tapestry needle

This pattern is part of a larger project of patterns inspired by national parks and wildlife refuges.