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Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
and summer's lease hath all too short a date ...

- William Shakespeare

Buds of May

The cat's out of the bag!

Our mystery KAL is over and here's what we made ...

... a crescent-shaped shawl ...

... with a pretty picot edging, nupps, a large flowing leafy lace pattern and a lovely mesh ...

... worked from side to side with simple short rows to shape the curve ...

... in 3 sizes.

Sizes: S (M, L): 58 (74, 90)" long and 141/2 (161/2 , 181/2 )" at mid back

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (246 yd / 225 m per 50 g skein: Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere), Eden (100% merino), Angelic (75% merino, 25% angora) or Brigadoon (100% merino tweed): 2 (3, 4) skeins.
Shown in Eden lake in smallest size and Eden violet in largest size.

Needles & Notions: Size 7 / 4.5 mm straight or circular needles, tapestry needle, stitch markers

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch.

Skills used:Reading charts, nupps, picots.

Available as a pattern download for $6, or as a kit

Knit Buds of May