Ever since we displayed this gorgeous shawl at TNNA, people have been asking when it would be released… that would be today. We are so excited to see Emily Wessel‘s newest shawl and blanket design, called Chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemum is a gigantic geometrical bloom with petals that multiply and expand from a single point. The design can be knit as a semi-circular shawl, circular shawl or blanket.
The shawl is knit in rows of increasing length, beginning at the centre top, and working outward to the edging. The blanket is knit in the round, beginning at the centre point and working outward to the edging. The same charts are use for blanket and shawl, but they are worked slightly differently, as described in the written instructions.
The shawl sample here is knit up in SweetGeorgia Merino Silk Fine in Orchid and the blanket sample is knit up in our new Trinity Worsted in Oxblood. The Merino Silk Fine gives the shawl beautiful drape and sheen, while the cashmere in the Trinity Worsted makes the blanket incredibly soft and cozy.
The Chrysanthemum shawl and blanket pattern is available now on Ravelry and you can get 10% off if you purchase before September 15, 2013. Happy knitting!