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Winter lasts for a very long time here in Latvia. Days are very short and dark, and there’s not a lot of light to enjoy. 
Back in January, when the whether was very gloomy, I took my camera and headed out to one of my favourite places: the Botanical Museum. This place is such an oasis in the middle of Winter!

Ideas started to overflow in my head, and I imagined the very first draft of this pattern while walking the aisles of the greenhouses.

By the beginning of Spring, Blóm was finally born. I went back to the Botanical Museum in April, the very first time since January, and photographed the pattern that was inspired by this very same place.

Blóm is a semi-circular shawl that features a simple and delicate lace section in the central panel. 

The pattern is both written and charted, and a video explains in more details how to knit the flower stitch.

Quince&co Tern, in the Terra cotta colorway (3 skeins), OR Skein, Homestead Light (1 skein) OR appr. 570 yards of fingering weight yarn.

US 6 circular needle/4mm

22 stitches & 31 rows= 4 inches after blocking.

160cm long/ 60 cm light, after blocking.

Blunt tapestry needle, T-pins, blocking wires (optional, but recommended for neat edges)

Please note this is a printed pattern and not a PDF digital download.