I must admit, I am not a pattern designer. I have modified a pattern here and there. I have even attempted to create a pattern by looking at a photo of something I just adore. But a pattern designer I am not. So credit is given where credit is due to those who have the talent, skill, patience and know-how to write patterns for the rest of us.
This pattern is by DROPS Design. Since I'm in the U.S., the nearest I can figure the yarn weight is a sport or light worsted weight. I made three pairs using a light-weight 4-ply and loved them!
I have to say, I tend to love nearly every pattern Zooty Owl posts on her blog. So when I came across her pattern she's using for her 2014 mood blanket, I hate to admit I'm using the same one. And I love it! It brings me such joy whipping up these little joyous flowers, even on the bleh days.
This was my first mandala, and I will say I'm now in love with mandalas.