Gentle Blooms by Jo Shaw

Gentle Blooms

by Jo Shaw
April 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
445 yards (407 m)
One Size
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YARN: 3 colours of yarn in 4ply/fingering weight yarn. Merino and merino/silk singles were used in the pattern but any 4ply/fingering composition should work well.

MC: Navy - 225m (247yds)
CC1: Cream - 85m (93yds)
CC2: Pink - 97m (107yds)

Yarn used in the sample
MC - Skein Queen Selkino (100g; 400m (438yds); 70% merino wool, 30% silk) 4ply/fingering; colourway: Ink
CC1 - The Wool Barn Merino & Silk(100g; 400m (438yds); 70% merino wool, 30% silk) 4ply/fingering; colourway: Powder
CC2 - Black Elephant Merino Singles (100g; 366m (400yds); 100% merino) 4ply/fingering; colourway: Marina

SIZE: One Size
Neck Opening - 51cm (20”)
Back length - 19cm (7 ½”)
Front Length - 53cm (21”)

GAUGE: 24 stitches by 36 rounds = 10cm (4”) in stocking stitch. Matching stocking stitch round gauge in this design is more important than stitches, as this affects the sizing more.

26 stitches by 32 rounds = 10cm (4”) in stranded knitting pattern.
Check your gauge.

3.75 mm (US Size 5) - 60cm (24in) circular needles; or size to obtain gauge
6.5 mm (US Size 10.5) for cast off
Stitch markers x 4
Darning needle


  • Knit and purl
  • Slip stitches
  • Working in the round
  • Decreases (ssk, k2tog)
  • Increases (m1l, m1r, yo)
  • Texture stitch (video tutorial included)
  • Stranded colourwork in the round
  • Provisional cast-on (optional)

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.