This triangular shawl was inspired by sunflower fields. It has a center panel of leaves and triangular panels with sunflowers. The border mimics the shape of the petals.
It is a charted and written lace design, with lace knitting on every other row. This shawl can be knit in anything from lace weight on up and has been test knit in lace, fingering, and sport weight yarn. A small shawl has 3 leaves in the center panel and a large has 4.
The shawl takes from 425 - 750 yards of yarn, depending on the size knit and the yarn weight.
The shawl is knit from the top centre out, beginning with a long tab cast on. The pattern includes stitches like yo, single decreases (ssk, k2tog) and double decreases (sssk, k3tog), and triple decreases (ssssk, k4tog).
loose enough to make the lace visible when the shawl is blocked
I'm a lifelong crafter, but settled on knitting in university when I wanted sweaters but couldn't afford to buy them. My first knitting love was lace. I'm sure I'll keep returning to lace, but there are so many other fun techniques to explore as well!