Saturday, May 28, 2016

April Showers, May Flowers

Lotus Blossom Shawl

All this rain lately means everything is in bloom now, and even though it's gotten a bit warm for knitted goods, I was inspired to whip up a new shawl pattern. This design features a lotus blossom, beginning at the base of the center petal and worked outward with new petals forming along the way. It finishes off with garter stitch diamonds, which resemble leaves peeking out between the flower petals, but they also keep the edges of the shawl from curling, as stockinette stitch tends to do.

Lotus Blossom Shawl

One size

Span: 36 inches
Height at center: 15 inches

24 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Wooly Wonka Fibers Ceridwen Sock [100% merino; 366m/400yd per 100g skein]; color: Rosehips; 1 skein
US #4/3.5mm circular needle
24 stitch markers
Tapestry needle


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So if it's still a bit chilly where you live (or even if it isn't), whip up a little warmth for your shoulders without losing that spring feeling!

Lotus Blossom Shawl


  1. Rainy and cool here in MT today ! CARISSA - the lotus shawl is Beautiful, Awesome, hard to find the correct description. In those words I include how perfect and even your stitches are - the perfect coloring and weight of yarn to present this design. Rosie wears it well ! The depth of your talents astound me -- I wonder how much more you have not discovered as yet.

    1. As always, Linda, you flatter me. :)
      Even stitches come with lots of practice. And pinning out the dampened shawl to dry flat once its finished certainly doesn't hurt!