Cosmos Blossom Shawl by Ambah O'Brien

Cosmos Blossom Shawl

Knitting
July 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Cosmos Lace
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
740 - 874 yards (677 - 799 m)
Fingering (DK)
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Knit yourself a gorgeous floral lace shawl.
Inspired by the beautiful crochet granny square garments I have been seeing everywhere, it occurred to me I could create a lace knit shawl joined together in a similar way.
A deep dive into creating the perfect lace square later and I became obsessed with all the possibilities this project lends itself to. The square block would also make a wonderful throw - as per the Radvent Throw.
There are so many options with this cosy piece. Choose between fingering or DK weight yarn and express yourself with a bold colourful patchwork piece, a neutral, muted shawl or try both, using a neutral and adding a bright pop of colour.
Perfect for stash diving, and the fingering weight squares will use up those 20-gram minis you’ve been collecting. Or treat yourself to some beautiful new yarn and knit yourself a piece to treasure.

Pattern includes both charted and written instructions for the Cosmos Blossom Lace and a pinhole cast on video tutorial.

DIMENSIONS
Fingering (DK)
Wingspan: 60 (69) “/ 150 (172.5) cm
Depth: 25 (29)”/62.5 (72.5) cm
Individual Square: 8 (10)“/20 (25) cm
Measurements taken after blocking.

YARN
Fingering (DK) weight
Squares: 6 x 80 (96) yd/74 (88) m
or 480 (576) yd/438 (528) m
Triangles: 4 x 40 (52) yd/37 (48) m
or 160 (208) yd/148 (192) m
MC: 100 (100) yd/92 (92) m

Samples shown in:
Fingering: Love and Speckles, Singles, (fingering weight, 100% superwash Merino, 400 yd/365 m per 100 g), MC: Exuberant, 4 Squares & 3 Triangles: Exuberant, Pink Impatiens, Cherry Blossom
La Bien Aimee, Merino Singles, (fingering weight, 100% superwash Merino, 400 yd/365 m per 100 g),
2 Squares & 1 Triangle: Lipstick
DK: Love and Speckles, Twist DK, (DK weight, 80% superwash Merino, 20% nylon, 266 yd/243 m per 100 g), MC: Radioactive, Squares & Triangles: Swampy Green, Radioactive

NEEDLES
US 5 (7)/3.75 (4.5) mm DPNs or circular needles for small circumference knitting
US 6 (8) /4 (5) mm 60”/150 cm in length (for edging and bind off)

NOTIONS
G-7 (H-8)/4.5 (5) mm crochet hook, BOR marker plus optional stitch markers to mark lace repeats, tapestry needle

GAUGE
18.5 (14) sts and 36 (27.5) rounds/rows = 4”/10 cm in Cosmos Blossom Lace stitch, blocked
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.

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