Bubbles of Joy by Kristina Vilimaite

Bubbles of Joy

March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1172 yards (1072 m)
wingspan: 254 cm/100", depth: 57 cm/22", or custom
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What will bring you joy today, this week, this month? What things are on your happiness list? Have you planned for some simple pleasures, for example, a meeting with a friend or an occasional hour of knitting with abandon? This shawl is one of the “moment catchers”, so you can knit some memories of joyful moments “into the fabric”, and when the shawl is worn it will be almost a magical object that will attract joyful experiences for you ;)

The shawl is an asymmetric triangle with some garter, mosaic and lace. The size of the shawl is easy to adapt according to the included customisation notes. Instructions are provided for working two versions of the shawl. You can either use many yarns (main colour and miniskeins for contrasting colour) or two yarns (main colour and a single contrasting colour).

For information about measurements and yarn requirements please check the second page of the pattern located among the photos on the left.

Bubbles of Joy is the final pattern from the Moment Catchers e-book. The e-book includes six shawl patterns in total, all designed to catch the most precious experiences.

Recommended yarn
The shawl is created in cooperation with SpaceCadet, this is the yarn used for the sample shawl: SpaceCadet Oriana (fingering weight, 90% Superwash Merino Wool, 10% Nylon, 384 m/420 y in 100 g/3.53 oz). Stephanie of SpaceCadet put together three kits for this shawl (see among the photos, aren’t they cool?) You can purchase the kits via their website.

I asked test knitters what they would like to tell about the pattern and the finished shawl to other knitters and here are some of their answers:

bufknitter This pattern results in a easily wearable, large shawl with beautiful lace and mosaic. Fun to knit and wear.

klementine Nice and colourful knitting! If I would knit it again, I would use more than just 2 colours :) Perfect fitting form.

MandyzMoon The first clue allows time to reflect on what brings joy in your life. The colourwork brings joy. It finishes with a playful edge.

allisongibbs Beautiful and innovative and an easy way to do colorwork.

It Was a Mystery
The pattern was first released as a Mystery Knit-A-Long. The MKAL was running at the Anima Knitting Club on Ravelry. The projects were tagged KristinaVilimaiteMKAL2019.

Designer sample photos by József Hubay.