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The seasonal ditty, “April showers bring
May flowers,” is depicted in RosyPosy Designs' allegorical shawl Seasons,
as eyelet “rain” falls upon clusters of lace “flowers,” taken from the classic
Rose Trellis pattern. Knit in pink for breast cancer awareness, this shawl
represents, in a humble way, parts of my breast cancer journey, which you can
read more about in the pattern. This pattern has generated a lot of
goodwill between 2010-2012 sales from this pattern raised over $600 for Susan G.
Komen for the Cure to support breast cancer research.
The pattern provides both written and charted instructions and
is suitable for knitters with some experience (advanced beginner/intermediate
level). A heavy fingering or DK weight yarn will result in a cute shawlette;
using a worsted weight yarn will give a fuller-sized shawl. However, any size
yarn can be used, just note that size and yardage will vary.
Heavy fingering/sportweight version: 340 yds, 48” x 20”
(shown in madelinetosh Pashmina)
DK/worsted weight version: 450 yds, 60” x 30” (shown in
tosh Vintage, modeled on dress form)
Needles: various depending on yarn weight
Gauge: 17 stitches = 4" in Eyelet stitch