Bloom Your Heart Out by Inese Sang

Bloom Your Heart Out

by Inese Sang
Knitting
May 2020
Light Fingering ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
2.0 mm
1517 - 1540 yards (1387 - 1408 m)
One Size
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Bloom Your Heart Out is an asymmetrical shawl worked sideways from tip with irregular side increases along its left edge. Shawl features three pattern panels with softly transitioning scalloped lace and light textures flowing continuously throughout the whole body. It is not an overly complex pattern, but requires steady attention and concentration due to the fluctuating stitch counts throughout the rows and the irregular side increases.

Bloom Your Heart Out. I really wanted to make something that celebrates a person for who they are without the need of holding anything back - to let the heart bloom exactly the way it wants to bloom, the way it feels itself the most. Loud, vivid and with the passion, letting yourself be seen and letting yourself be fully immersed in the beauty of your own being - with scars and tears and falls, but also with the heart that holds it all together and grows and heals and blooms. A celebration of oneself - proud, beautiful and unapologetic. Embrace who you are, let your heart accept your own beauty and let yourself bloom. Life really doesn’t have much meaning if we are not who we really are.

The pattern includes full written instructions, is also fully charted and includes stitch count checklists for easy reference.

The pattern has been thoroughly tech edited and test knitted.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (fluctuating stitch counts across the rows, continuous lace, irregular side increases)

SIZE: Wingspan (length along the longest edge): 86.75” (220 cm).
I-cord edge: 78” (198 cm).
Lace edge (bind-off edge): 46” (117 cm).

YARN & YARDAGE:
La Bien Aimée Cashmerino (473 yds (433 m) per 100 gr skein). Total of 4 skeins – 1517 yds (1387 m).
MC: Parchment, 662 yds (606 m) – 2 skeins.
CC1: Damask, 450 yds (412 m) – 1 skein.
CC2: Pink Granite, 403 yds (369 m) – 1 skein.
OR
3 ply light fingering yarn in:
Main Colour: 662 yds (606m).
Contrast Colour 1: 450 yds (412 m).
Contrast Colour 2: 403 yds (369 m).

YARN KITS are available here

NEEDLES: US 2.5 (3 mm) circulars with 32” (80 cm) cable. (or size to obtain a close gauge).
A spare 3mm dpn needle.
US A-0 (2 mm) crochet hook (only if you prefer to crochet the bobbles).

GAUGE: 25 sts x 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking. (gauge is not crucial in this pattern however, if it differs considerably, it might affect the final size, look and the yardage of the project)

NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking tools.

My biggest thanks to the team of my amazing test knitters, who volunteered their time, skills and knowledge to make this pattern possible, and also to my tech editor.