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Cherry Blossom shawl

Cherry Blossom shawl.
 

Cherry Blossom shawl.
Cherry Blossom shawl.
Nothing indicates springtime like cherry blossoms and that’s exactly what inspired this Cherry Blossom shawl. Hand-knit in a beautiful Merino and silk yarn specifically dyed in a light pink to magenta gradient, this shawl’s color and lace stitches are the embodiment of cherry blossoms. Whether you wear it in winter to remind you that spring is coming, or wait until the cherry trees are in bloom to show off its beauty, this shawl is sure to be an eye-catcher.

Comments on the project

I’m seriously amazed at how pretty this shawl turned out. The yarn was a bit iffy at first. I was worried that my skill at blending wasn’t quite good enough to sell it at the store. I noticed a few areas where the color didn’t quite blend and figured I’d give it a second dye bath after finishing. Boy was that ever a good idea, even if I was fretful it would ruin everything. It’s absolutely gorgeous now and I can’t see any color banding. I also enjoyed knitting the pattern. It was a bit more complicated than my normal pick, with some cabled twisted stitches and Japanese bobbles, but was still fun to knit. I decided to keep the chain stitch crochet bind off and while blocking loved how it looked when I didn’t stretch out every loop. I’m super happy with how this project turned out.

Color: Light pink to magenta.
Size: One size. Measures 62″ wide by 24″ long.
Material: 50% Merino, 50% Silk.
Hand wash – Lay flat or dry clean.

Cherry Blossom shawl.
View worn as scarf.

Cherry Blossom shawl.
Folded for color view.

Cherry Blossom shawl.
Close up of edge.

Cherry Blossom shawl.
Full view of shawl.

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This shawl has sold. =)

*Special thanks to Alla Borisova for creating such a lovely pattern (Peach Wedding shawl).