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Jane Thornley's Bloom is a light,
fun to knit, wrap that combines Inner Circles with free-range knitting to
evoke the ebullient glee of spring’s first blooms. Use your favorite flower
colors and create something festive and wearable. Try working the main wrap
in colors most flattering to your skin and eyes and then pull out all the
stop for the ‘blooms’.
This pattern includes row by row instruction as a
guide for new free-range knitters. Still exact measurements are not given
since this is not gage-dependent and length will vary by yarn type. I used
primarily Handmaiden Double Sea mi8xed with tapes and ribbons. Consider this
a stash-buster since small amounts of various yarns and colors work.
The wrap begins with the creation of a large half
circle from which stitches are cast on either end to grow the wrap. Drop
stitch, stockinette, simple lace stitches and garter stitches compose the
piece with additional half circle ‘blooms’ added to the bottom edge.
Yarn: 450 -600 yards DK
Needles: US 8 (5.0mm)