Another truly amazing art piece by Mary White. She amazes me.
Here is what she writes about her Blooming Stitch Shawl:
"The Blooming Stitch Shawl was inspired by the peonies and lilies blooming in and around our sweet, southern township of Troy, South Carolina.
"The main stitch pattern is a version of the Blossom Stitch found in many Estonian lace patterns and is expanded and modified for presentation in this pattern. The shawl can be started with either Five or Seven leaves with instructions provided for both styles.
"Beginning with a provisional cast on, five or seven leaves are produced in this neck down pattern which lead into blooms that cascade and surround the shoulders and back. Increases at each side of this shawl produce a shallow yet elongated style in a semi-circular shape with slight flare at the wingtips, scallop edging, somewhat crescent shaping and finished with a chain crochet bind off. Once blocked, the lace is pronounced and drapes well to produce a light and delicate shawl. Easily adjusted in size, this pattern requires no specific gauge but is intended to be knit loosely. Approximately 675-875 yards of lace weight yarn is recommended based on chosen style.
"Instructions are given in both written and chart form with details on abbreviations and working the pattern to completion. Designer/Sample, Blocking notes and sample photos are included for greater detail. Every effort to produce a pattern free of errors has been made."
There are variations in how you can go about creating your very own Blooming Stitch Shawl -- the pattern as written allows for intriguing variations and thus changes in yardage. All of this is very clearly written out.
What we offer here is the 13 page pattern, printed out on heavy paper and slid into a sheet protector.
Browse our Lace Weight Yarn section --- mmmmm... maybe some Snow Glint for this.....
You can create your own kit and have a wonderful adventure to create a simply stunning piece.