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It is officially spring here, where I live. And spring is the time for changes, hope, growth and joy. Not just the weather but also what is going on around me has definitely an effect on my knitting. Naturally, I seek my daily dose of comfort and peace through my crafting. Does that happen to you too?

I had the opportunity to work with Eden Cottage Yarns for this design. Their Keld Fingering is a linen-blend yarn that is rustic yet smooth and has been dyed in some beautiful and subtle colors.

I decided to make a shawl with huge garter sections that are lined with tiny bobble stripes. Somehow, the yarn’s texture, colors and these stitch choices turned into a comforting joyous recipe for me at that time in my life.
As I watched the bobbles being formed one by one, they looked like a bed of tiny roses to me. Hence the name. :)

My sample is knit using Bark and Heather color ways.
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Rose Bed Shawl is a 2-color shawl worked from the top-down, with its body worked mainly in garter stitch short row wedges. The wedges get stacked slowly, giving the shawl a pleasing crescent shape.

Eyelets and bobbles help break the monotony of garter and also highlight the wedges beautifully. A simple mesh border finishes off the shawl into a light and drapey accessory for your wardrobe.

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PROJECT INFO
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Length along the Top Edge: 67.5′′/ 171 cm Depth: 14.75′′ / 37.5 cm

YARN REQUIREMENTS:
637 yards / 582 m of fingering weight yarn in 2 colors.
ColorA: 328yards/300m
Color B: 309 yards / 283 m

YARN USED IN SAMPLE:
2 skeins of Eden Cottage Yarns Keld Fingering, 90% Superwash Superfine Merino Wool, 10% linen 393 yards / 360m per 100g / 3.5oz in Bark and Heather.

NEEDLES USED:
4 mm / US 6 circular needles min 24′′ / 60 cm.

GAUGE:
20 sts and 44 rows = 4′′/ 10 cm, in garter st, washed and blocked.
Gauge is not particularly important in this project. However please know that your finished measurements and yardage requirements would vary accordingly.

NOTIONS:
3.5 mm crochet hook to make bobbles (if using the crochet method), tapestry needle.
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