Wednesday, November 09, 2011


Have you seen Gudrun Johnston's lovely new shawl pattern, Flukra? In Shetland, flukra means "snow falling gently in large flakes." (Follow the link on Gudrun's blog post to hear it pronounced.)

When I started Flukra in late September, I assumed snow would be far off--but instead we had a foot before Halloween! Of course, I'm not blaming the shawl ... it's too beautiful to hold accountable for our freak storm.

Flukra, Midway through Chart B
Pattern: Flukra, by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: Fearless Fibers Laceweight Merino
Needle: US4 Hiya-Hiya

Flukra is a triangular shawl using the same Shetland construction that Gudrun used for her popular Aestlight design. It begins with a garter stitch triangle with yarn over loops along each edge. They're picked up and knit when you begin the lace portion.


I'm taking part in the Flukra KAL over on Ravelry. Come join us! It's not too late--some knitters have only just gotten started. The shawls already completed are so beautiful and inspiring: Izi's tawny Flukra takes my breath away; so does gingerknitting's. Hers, like mine, is knit in the springy and subtly dyed laceweight merino from Fearless Fibers.

Flukra, Chart A Completed

In other news: I'm excited that Pomegranate has been garnering attention in the blogosphere. Last week, it was one of five new patterns featured in the "What's Hot on Ravelry" post at Falling Stitches. And it's today's pattern pick at KnitNook.

Looking at my blog stats, I noticed I've been getting traffic from Pinterest thanks to people pinning Pomegranate (this is starting to sound like a tongue twister, don't you think?). So I decided to dip my toe in the Pinterest waters and create an "all things pomegranate" board. It's a mix of everything from paintings to jewelry to cheesecake to jelly. I should warn you, it might make you hungry!

Are you using Pinterest? If you are, what are some of your favorite boards or people you're following?


KnitNana said...

What a beautiful shawl! The color is just perfect for the lace. I'm now following YOU on Pinterest...and a few others. Would love to have you follow me.

Sally said...

I LOVE Pinterest! I'll head over and follow you now! Can't remember if I'm just Sally Master or seedesigns; anyway, see you on the pin boards! (P.S. Don't miss Susan B. Anderson's pins!)

Bonnie said...

Thanks, both of you! I was hoping to find some folks to follow! :-)

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

Pomegranate is beautiful and your photos of it are wonderful. Love your shawl too.

KPiep said...

Very pretty! Looks like it is going to be cozy.

HüG said...

That looks SO nice and amazingly soft :) Wish I could knit.

Re Pintrest; I'm there

Tierney Barden said...

This is so beautiful Bonnie. I hope it's for you.

India said...

Ah, Pomegranate. I've downloaded the pattern, ordered the Chickadee (but not in pomegranate, rather in split pea, a better color for me!). Not sure when I'll get down to the actual knitting, but I'm looking forward to it. Love the shawl! And in my dark corner of the world, I've never heard of Pinterest...

Ashwini Kurshan said...

Hey, Bonnie! I'm completely clueless about knitting but I love this pattern and my grandma asked me to get the stuff and pattern needed. I just wanted to ask your opinion. If I use this particular yarn ( ), how many meters would I need? And what is the measurement of your shawl? Hope to hear from you soon and thanks! :)

Bonnie said...

Hi Ashwini. I don't low if that yarn would work - I've never used it.

My Flukra measured 55 inches across the top after blocking.

You can see many Flukras and which yarns people have used on Ravelry:

Ashwini Kurshan said...

Hey, Bonnie! Thank you so much for your reply. I will check it out! Have a nice day! I love your work. It's really amazing! :)