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The end of this past season of Game of Thrones was so bittersweet — we lost the awesome Oberyn, but Arya gained her freedom; the season has ended, but now summer is officially upon us in the Northeast!  To commemorate this awesome show and freshen up my summer knitting bag, I’ve cast on for the Mother of Dragons shawl by Lara Smoot.

The original pattern calls for fingering weight and features a beautiful, dragon-y multicolored yarn.  I’ve taken the gauge down a step to laceweight, and I’m going with a solid shade of Bloom from Reywa Fibers.  I want the focus of my shawl to be on the stitch work, and using a solid color will help with that.  Mother of Dragons is a great introduction to knitting lace, as it begins with a very simple pattern and gradually increases in difficulty as the work progresses.  It’s a charted pattern, and the charts and keys are all large and clear.  New to lace knitting?  Give us a shout and we’ll set you up with a private lesson!

Reywa BloomBloom is absolutely gorgeous, and a total pleasure to knit with.  It’s so soft and light, and the poppy color I’m using has a subtle glow that I just can’t capture with a photo.  We also love that Reywa is supporting the Tibetan communities they source their yak from, and want to share their awesome story with you!  Read more about the company and their efforts here.

I can’t wait to finish up this lightweight summer shawl — just look at these lovely stitches!
WIP Mother of Dragons

Pattern: Mother of Dragons by Lara Smoot
Estimated Finished Size: 43″ wide, 27″ deep
Yarn: Reywa Fibers Bloom (laceweight, 50% Yak, 50% Silk)
Needles: Size 6 circulars