Abloom by Susanna IC


March 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
775 - 825 yards (709 - 754 m)
37” / 94 cm wide at the deepest point x 71” / 180.5 long wingspan
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Welcome to the Spring 2024 Mystery Knit-Along!

This shawl design was inspired by the magic of springtime when the long-awaited first buds burst open and cover everything in verdant greens and colorful blooms.

Abloom is a lacy triangular shawl worked in one piece, side-to-side, from a tiny five-stitch cast on, with increases along one edge forming a practical, elongated shape. A simple yarn over edging is worked along the two longer sides, which can be used for finishing since the blocking wires can be easily threaded through the yarn overs.

This Mystery will be presented in four clues published over five weeks beginning 19 April 2024; the first clue will be given extra time to complete the main body of the shawl.

The pattern is charted and includes full row-by-row instructions as well. There are beads added throughout the lace and three different beading options are charted, but the project will work just as well without any beads.

This shawl can be worked in lace or fingering, as well as sport and DK weight yarns, (heavier yarns may require extra yardage and larger needles). Solid, tonal, and especially long color-change gradient yarns will work with this pattern beautifully.

Abloom Mystery Knit-Along in the Susanna IC group.

Finished Measurements (one size):
37” / 94 cm (wide) x 71” / 180.5 cm (long)
Note: Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn (gradient, solid, or tonal colors):
Any lace or fingering weight yarn, approx 775 – 825 yards; the original was completed with 2 skeins of Miss Babs Caroline (70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 400 yards / 365 m / 95 grams); color: Mojito.

24 sts / 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked, using fingering yarn and US 6 / 4.00 mm needles.
Note: Correct gauge is not critical for this project, but your final measurements and yardage requirements may vary if your gauge is different.

US 6 / 4.00 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm or longer
US 7 / 4.50 mm needle (for bind off only)

Crochet hook size 0.75mm (or smaller as needed to fit through holes of beads, optional)
Stitch markers
Yarn needle
Blocking pins

Beads (optional):
just edge option: 127 beads (BB)
fewer beads option: 434 beads (Bb)
lots of beads option: 741 beads (B)
Note: These are exact numbers, purchasing a few extra beads is recommended.
Bead size depends on the weight of your yarn. Because of the relatively large number of beads in the “lots of beads” option, a delicate single-ply lace weight shawl would probably work best with 8/0 3.00 mm beads to avoid straining the yarn too much, but the same shawl worked in a plied fingering or sport weight yarn could easily support 6/0 4.00 mm beads.

Abloom MKAL is my eighteenth Mystery KAL shawl (previous MKALs include Saudade, Hiraeth, Calendula, and Inflorescence).

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