EDITED 11/9/09Â Here’s a tracking spreadsheet for the Girasole – take, use, adapt as you wish. Remember to leave a comment to say you took a copy.
My first circular shawl. This was intended to be a practice run, in preparation for a blanket-sized version later.
This pattern is very simple to knit and suitable for the relatively novice lace knitter. The beauty of the piece arises from its geometry and simplicity.
Knitted without lifelines. Some tinking involved: once at 320 stitches and once at 640 stitches. Both times in setting the pattern after the increase row, when I lost rhythm. Once the pattern is established, it is easily “read” and errors can be corrected swiftly. I tried stitch markers at 640 stitches, with 40 repeats to mark. They lasted one row before I took them out again!
Max repeats in the pattern as written is 80.
Most of the shawl was knitted between the 12th and 23rd of April, with a few days’ rest in the middle. Edging took two days…
Cast on Date: February 11, 2009
Cast on: plain
Yarn: Colourmart Baby Merino 3/15NM Fingering Weight Â£11.58/300gms
Amount: 218 gms
Cost: approx Â£8
Colour: 1639 Rustic
Needles: 4.0mm Addi Lace circular
Pattern Repeats: as printed
Cast Off: knitted-on lace edging
Cast Off Date: April 23, 2009
Ravelry Project: Girasole the First