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This project was such a lovely diversion from all of the woolen sweaters I’ve had on the needles all winter.  Something light, lacy, silky and in a pretty spring color!  For the next week, Bloom will be on sale for 20% off and your purchase will include a copy of the pattern!

Pattern: Treasure Trove, by Reywa Fibers, available only with the purchase of a skein of Bloom
Yarn: Reywa Fibers Bloom, yak & silk, 1 skein of “Dahlia”
Notes: I used a size 6 needle because I was knitting way too loose on the 7 required by the pattern.  I think I’m becoming a more loose knitter, since I’ve gone down in needle size on the last few projects!  I used a stretchy cast-on, which Cap Sease calls the Chinese Waitress cast-on.  It worked perfectly and I was able to stretch and block the heck out of it and pin out the points without difficulty.

I blocked my shawl a little bit longer and skinnier than in the pattern photo, making it look more like a spring scarf.  The pattern has you cast on the bottom edge, work your lace pattern, and then use short rows to shape the semi-circle.  I would rate this a beginner lace pattern, so don’t be afraid if you want to give it a try! I couldn’t be happier with the yarn itself.  It was wonderful to touch and blocks like a dream!Bloom sale Facebook