RosaFlora is a breathtakingly lovely lace shawl by Rosemary (Romi) Hill.
Please be sure to get your pattern directly from Romi's Ravelry page. What we offer here is yarn and beads alonge.
Here is what Romi writes:
Hot summer days and nights. Everyone - even the flowers - dreams of cool drinks and evening breezes. Lazy hazy summer days: perfect for cool silk and frosted beads. This lovely lacy half circle is the perfect knit for a late summer day with iced tea in hand!
With shaping based loosely on a Pi shawl, RosaFlora is an addictive knit with a lovely leaf motif that makes use of both eyelet and textured patterning.
The open edging creates a lacy counterpoint to the more solid areas of stitching.
The Yarn and Colorways
While browsing the Project Pages for this design, I came across this gorgeous rendition knit by Mindy Ross (aka stormyk9) and was truly blown away. Mindy gave me permission to use her photos here to show you --- and wow!
Our lace weight yarn is not the same as what Romi used in her original piece nor what Mindy knit hers in. You can see what we have for these kits in the inset photos on the top picture and again below that. (BTW, that top photo is of Mindy's shawl.)
So we put together, with the help of Kelly of TUS (The Unique Sheep) these lovely colorways.
The yarn is Sea Silk, a heavy-ish lace weight yarn of 51% silk/ 29% merino/ 20% sea cell™.
Each set is 100 grams total, made up of four smaller skeins of 25g each, with 219 yards. So the total you get will be 219 x 4 = 876 yards, well more than what Romi suggests for this beauty and more than the majority of knitters used when you look at the finished pieces (though a bit less than Mindy used so pay attention to modifications there).
1. A variation on our Magic Mirror color circle, this set goes from a pale soft teal to a richer deeper one (or vice versa).
2. Here again we took a portion of a color circle, this time Enchanted Garden, and went from a delightful rose to mulberry to amethyst. (Sorry, sold out)
The design is written with specifications for 126 size 6/0 beads. Some knitters used more; some didn't add beads at all.
We will be including a bit more than 10g of size 6/0 beads.
That will give you plenty for following the pattern. If you want more, then contact us and we'll work with you on getting you an extra amount.
And if you have a preference on bead color, let me know. Otherwise I will choose for you.