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Gentle Blooms

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Gentle Blooms is perfect for using up those special skeins of yarn. The sample used leftovers from a larger shawl, as I didn’t want the beautiful yarn to languish in my stash. Gentle Blooms is a bandana-style cowlette, which means you get the beauty and fun of a shawl at a small scale but it’s easy to wear and will stay in position.


3 colours of yarn in 4ply/fingering weight yarn. Merino and merino/silk singles were used in the pattern but any 4ply/fingering composition should work well.

MC: Navy - 225m [247yds]
CC1: Cream - 85m [93yds]
CC2: Pink - 97m [107yds]

Yarn used in the sample

MC - Skein Queen Selkino (100g; 400m [438yds]; 70% merino wool, 30% silk) 4ply/fingering; colourway: Ink
CC1 - The Wool Barn Merino & Silk(100g; 400m [438yds]; 70% merino wool, 30% silk) 4ply/fingering; colourway: Powder
CC2 - Black Elephant Merino Singles (100g; 366m [400yds]; 100% merino) 4ply/fingering; colourway: Marina


One Size
Neck Opening - 51cm [20”]
Back length - 19cm [7 ½”]
Front Length - 53cm [21”]


24 stitches by 36 rounds = 10cm [4”] in stocking stitch. 
26 stitches by 32 rounds = 10cm [4”] in stranded knitting pattern. 
Check your gauge.


3.75 mm [US Size 5] - 60cm [24in] circular needles; or size to obtain gauge 
6.5 mm [US Size 10.5] for cast off
Stitch markers x 4
Darning needle


Knit and purl
Slip stitches
Working in the round
Decreases (ssk, k2tog)
Increases (m1l, m1r, yo)
Texture stitch (video tutorial included)
Stranded colourwork in the round​

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.
You will get a PDF (534KB) file
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