This has to be one of my favourite finished projects because it's my first Japanese knitting pattern. It won't be the last. Never thought I could manage knitting a Japanese pattern without anyone to help me. Saw the store sample at a Chinese mall in Toronto and I instantly fell in love with it. The yarn the store model used was a 100% merino yarn with glittery threads. They also changed the cast off edge into a nice ruffled edge. It just looks special as I've never made any shawls like this before. All the shawls I've knitted have airy lacy edges. This is just a change for me.
This is a pattern designed by Hitomi Shida for Couture Knits 11: Elegance knits エレガンスなニット. You gotta love all the lovely designs from Hitomi Shida. However, with my current skills, I don't think I can knit one of her sweater patterns.
As this is a Japanese pattern, I chose to use Japanese yarn with this pattern. I've used Nikke Victor Subtle yarn for this project. I've used 8.5 balls of yarn for the actual shawl, and another 2.5 for crocheting the ruffled edge.
close up on the flower motif.
lace edge chart and ruffled edge
Pattern: Flower shawl by Hitomi Shida
Yarn: Nikke Victor Subtle
Yardage: 1232 yards
Needle size: 4.5mm