Bloodlines started life as a project of love. My (baby) brother contacted me one morning to let me know he was getting married and would I come witness his nuptials (as if I wouldn’t!). I knew right then that I wanted to knit something special for his new bride, but not just for her specifically, something that could be passed down and cherished, something to help symbolize the joining of not two, but 7 people (they’re raising 5 children together).
Their blended family is a little more unique than some and boy oh boy is it special. To help represent this there are 5 diamonds at each end of the shawl, one for each of the 5 children they share, with a pillar of them up each side, for Ben and Leonie holding it all together. The middle is a series of smaller diamonds and smooth paths representing the day to day joys and challenges of life all held together by the Bloodlines that bind them.
Yarn: 700m of 2ply/lace weight yarn.
The example used 2 skeins of Harnie Hoolie’s Designs ‘The Silken Goat’ (55g/365m each).
Beads: Beads are optional (But I highly recommend them!), it uses approx. 420, I recommend size 6 seed beads.
Needles: 4mm circular or straight needles.
Other: Stitch markers, 0.75mm crochet hook for adding beads, yarn needle, pins (for blocking).
Gauge: 24st x 28 rows per 10cm/4” in stockinette.
Size: As written it’s 54 cm/21” wide and 165cm/65.5” from end to end.
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