This week we are traveling to Kyiv, Ukraine to visit with Kate Veselunka, designer of the square for week 12 of the Friends Around the World CAL. Kate tells us that she was inspired by the flag of her country. Traditionally, in the Ukraine flag, the yellow color symbolizes wheat fields and the blue, a clear sky…a beautiful sight!
When we asked Kate to take part in our CAL, she had just received a new batch of beautiful linen. She thought it would be perfect to crochet a personal “wheat field”. Before long she created her “Wheat Bouquet” design.
Wheat Bouquet is available to you as a written pattern here: Ravelry/It Was Yarn
AND as a video tutorial here: Wheat Bouquet Video by Tania Leis
Kate also shared some photos of her beautiful homeland…here’s a little glimpse of Kyiv!
Simply beautiful! The photos were taken by Kate’s friend Elena Ivashuk.
Check out our post on yarn requirements here. Here’s what the testers used for this square:
Lynette: Worsted/Aran, 105 grams
Marjolein: Stylecraft Special DK, 35 grams
Silvana: Herrschners Worsted 8, 75.3 grams
Aprille: Stylecraft Aran, 71 grams
Claire: Stylecraft Aran & Boyes Aran, 79 grams
Micki: Worsted, 90 grams
Additional Pattern Info
Pattern Location: Ravelry-Kate Veselunka/ItWasYarn
Don’t forget the extra three rounds you’ll need to do around each square to prepare for joining and finishing your blanket. Here is the link for directions on adding the extra finishing rounds.
This will be necessary to get your squares to the proper ending stitch count. It will vary slightly from week to week because the squares vary in ending stitch counts so be sure to follow the directions for each square. You may choose to add these extra rounds now or later.
Until next week!