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I started crocheting as part of my homeschool program around age 9. Knitting got added much later on after I graduated college. I pretty much immediately started with knitwear design and launched ...

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Solar Flare

from Fiddle Knits Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Solar Flare
Solar Flare
Solar Flare
Solar Flare
Solar Flare
Solar Flare

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • various increases and decreases (all included in stitch guide)

Pattern Description:

Solar Flare is named for Apollo, the Greek and Roman god of the sun, music, poetry, healing, and prophecy. Apollo is the son of Zeus/Jupiter and twin brother to Artemis/Diana. He is most often portrayed as a young man wearing a laurel wreath atop his head and playing a lyre.

With its semi-circular shape and eyelet rays, the Solar Flare shawl is intended to represent the sun.

Solar Flare is worked from the center top (shortest row) down to the longest row. Lifted (m1) increases shape the center stockinette portion of the shawl. Once blocked, these lifted increases will show as small eyelets extending in rays from the cast on.


Pre-Blocking: 18 sts / 26 rows = 4" in St st
Post-Blocking: 14 sts / 21 rows = 4" in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 72" wingspan x 18" deep (after blocking)


  • 1 skein Fiddle Knits Polka [100% superwash merino; 400 yds; 100 g; fingering weight]
  • US size 6/4mm 40" circular needles

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fiddle Knits Polka