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Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

3.5" and 5" IC needle sets, in your choice of a Black Vegan Suede case, or a Grey Denim Case

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Fixed Circulars, Interchangeable Tips, Cables, Connectors & Adaptors, and a selection of Deluxe Needle Sets!

Handcrafted wooden shawl pins made in India; available in Mango Wood or Rosewood

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

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Cherry Blossom Festival Shawl Pattern

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL KAL PATTERN
by Caroline Sommerfeld
 

The Cherry Blossom Festival Shawl is inspired by the anticipation and enjoyment of spring festivals to view cherry blossoms. The shawl uses motifs that represent the budding flowers on the trees, the opening of the flowers, and the full blossoms that later drop from the branches leaving fresh spring leaves. In Japan many people take picnics when going to view the flowers, and lanterns are hung in the trees for evening viewing. The lace in this shawl represents those lovely outings and takes us away to a wonderful relaxing day enjoying the beauty of nature!

The shawl uses both Little Nettle Soft and Socknado yarns. The Little Nettle Soft shines like the sun on the petals and is temperature regulating to keep you comfortable on your outing. Socknado is soft and fluffy just like the flowers on the trees! 

Finished Size: 190cm / 74.75” wide from tip to tip, 70cm / 27.5” tall/deep at centre


If you wish to knit from your stash, you will need fingering weight yarn.
 
Yarn Requirements: 
MC1: 300m / 328 yds; MC2: 330m / 360 yds; CC1: 115m / 125 yds; CC2: 115m / 125 yds
 

Recommended Needle size:  Needle Size US 3 (3.25 mm): 40” circular (cir), and Crochet Hook D (3.25mm)

Gauge: 21 sts and 38 rows = 4” in ribbing stitch on circular needles.

Gauge is important for this shawl as most of MC2 will be used for this shawl. Alternatively if you have less than 35 grams of yarn remaining after knitting the body of the shawl, the border can be worked using an additional 40 grams of yarn.

Important KAL Dates

  • June 1 - Pattern released. If you've purchased a pattern you will be sent an automatic update with the final pattern. The KAL begins with a Zoom meeting link will be available on our main website page.
  • June 22 - Second Zoom Meeting.
  • July 20 - Final Zoom meeting.
  • July 23 - Last day to enter for Prizes.
  • July 25 - Prize winners announced

 

In Stock Yarns:  We will pick and ship your in-stock yarn as soon as possible, within a few business days. Please note that if your order also includes dyed-to-order yarns you will need to allow up to 1 - 2 weeks for us to dye and ship your yarn.

Working with Hand Dyed Yarn:While we strive for consistency, due to the hand dye process variations may exist between (and with some colourways within) dye lots. Therefore it is important to order sufficient yarn for your project, and if a uniform result is preferred we suggest alternating skeins. We hope that you will value and appreciate the beautiful and unique creations of the hand dye process and are always happy to assist you in working with hand dyed yarns!

Ancient Arts Yarn can be purchased through several different options:

  • Place an order through this website
  • Come visit our store at 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB
  • Order over the phone at 403-454-5663
  • Visit a local yarn shop that stocks Ancient Arts Yarns. A list of shops can be found under the stockist menu above.

Need help choosing the right yarn for your next project? Including questions on:

  • Choosing the right yarn base
  • Colour choices
  • Calculating yarn requirements

Please contact us at 403-454-5663 or email us at sales@ancientartsfibre.com to get started.

Order Changes

If you need to make changes to your order before you receive a shipping notice, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll do our best to accommodate any changes you need. We can be reached by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or phone at 403-454-5663.

Combining Orders

To save on shipping costs, you can combine your orders. To do so, please contact us by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or by phone at 403-454-5663. If your order has not yet shipped, we can combine it with another order and refund to you any shipping costs may be saved by combining.

Shipments to United States

  • Shipped by USPS or UPS
  • Please note that only USPS will deliver to US PO Boxes
  • Tracking numbers provided on all shipments
  • All brokerage and duty paid by Ancient Arts, you will incur no additional cost to receive your order

Shipments to Canada

  • Shipped by Canada Post, ICS Courier, Purolator and UPS
  • Please note that only Canada Post will deliver to PO Boxes
  • All brokerage and duty paid by Ancient Arts, you will incur no additional cost to receive your order

Shipments to International (Outside Canada & USA)

  • Shipped by USPS and Canada Post.
  • Tracking number available to most destinations
  • You are responsible for any additional brokerage, duties or taxes that may be incurred on import into your country. We cannot change or reduce the amount on your commercial invoice or change the description to gift.

We offer a 60-day return and exchange policy from the date of shipment. To be eligible for a return or exchange yarn must be in original condition with label intact and be scent and smoke-free. Please note that shipping fees are non-refundable. Refunds will be issued to the original payment method used for the purchase.

Please contact us by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or by phone at 403-454-5663 to arrange return.

Phone: 403-454-5663

Email: info@ancientartsfibre.com

Studio: 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB, Canada