I’m excited to announce that today I released my brand new shawl pattern, Flora Corona. This has been in the works since June and I couldn’t be happier with how it has turned out. I had amazing test knitters who have graciously allowed me to use their photos of their finished pieces on the pattern page. I will share some here.
Flora Corona was inspired by the weddings I went to this summer. The lace patterns used represent different symbols of love in our modern society: diamonds and roses. Lace-weight yarn gives it an airy, elegant feel and the beads add that extra touch of something special. I think this would be a great shawl to wear to a special occasion, or even to dress up a pair of jeans.
I knit this shawl using a heavy laceweight (or light fingering, depending where you draw that line) yarn by Isager and have cast on a second version using Malabrigo Silkpaca, which is a finer laceweight. On my second version, I am going to repeat the final chart twice. I’ve stalled halfway through the first repeat of the last chart because I’m terrible at knitting the same thing twice unless it is socks, but after the Fiber Expo I should be able to pick it back up and power through to the end. For that version, I decided to go with contrasting beads for an extra pop of color.
Flora Corona is available for free for a limited time. After 12pm ET on October 17, 2016, the pattern will be available for $4.99 USD. You can view the pattern page on Ravelry for all the info about size, yarn, and bead amounts.