This square design is knitted from the center out. It's the flowers that make it grow and it includes a border with even more flowers. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions. Yarn requirements: highly variable since the number of repeats can be changed. Use needle size suitable for your yarn and how lacy you would like the finished object to be. You need double pointed needles for the start and circular needles when your project gets larger. Four stitch markers. GAUGE Gauge is not crucial, use needles to obtain a desired lace effect. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Shawl sample is knitted in Grignasco Merinosilk 75% merino, 25% silk; 1533 yd/1402 m per 100g skein it used 60 grams knitted on 3.5mm (US 4) needles. Blocked size is 110 x 110 cm (43 x 43 inches). Blanket sample is knitted in Sandnes Garn Lanett 100% merino; 213 yd/195 m per 50g skein it used 95 grams knitted on 2.5mm (US 1 1/2) needles. Blocked size is 55 x 55 cm (22 x 22 inches).