Blossomleaf: Pattern by Nim Teasdale

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A most lovely design by Nim Teasdale, Blossomleaf is perfect for this time of year.  

The Design

Here is how Nim describes this lovely piece:

Blossomleaf is a top down crescent, the final shawl in the Leaf Cycle.

This shawl is inspired by the beauty, enthusiasm and playfulness of spring. It can easily adapt to a variety of yarn weights and fibres.

Make a delicately structured all over lace shawl in silky lace weight, or a mostly garter shawl out of variegated sock yarn, with a pretty edging - this pattern is many shawls in one!

The pattern is both written and charted, and like the uplifting, exciting season it is named for, it offers many fun variables to play with:

It has 3 interchangeable charts which can be worked as many times as you like.

It allows the blossom and leaf sections to be worked out of sequence, or skipped.

It can have an all over design, or an adjustable sized plain section in stockinette or garter.

Optional beading

Lace rows are worked on the right side only, and can be worked solely from the written pattern.

Happy knitting!

About Yarn

Nim suggests any lace weight or fingering weight yarn.  The one she knit that you see in the pictures used only 260 yards (240m) of a fingering weight yarn for a finished measurement of 45 x 175cm after blocking. 

About Beads

This design is so much of a choose-your-own-adventure type of pattern that it is near impossible to predict how many beads you will need.

Size 8/0 beads are great if you decide to go with lace weight yarn, being light and fitting well.  The larger 6/0 beads work well for fingering weight yarn and being larger will stand out more, giving quite a striking look.