For the Love of Vincent 2 by Donna Druchunas

For the Love of Vincent 2

July 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Lace Leaf Chart
US 4 - 3.5 mm
860 yards (786 m)
66" long x 24" wide 

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If you love sunflowers and the amazing Sunflower paintings of Vincent van Gogh as much as I do, you can’t help but want to reproduce the gorgeous colors, shapes, and textures in your knitting. This is a rectangular version of my For the Love of Vincent pi-shawl design. It uses the outer leaves and border patterns from the circular shawl in a designs that is quick and fun to knit, until you get to the border. Fortunately, a rectangular stole has much less border to knit than a pi shawl does.

The shawl is worked lengthwise with a provisional cast on. The border is knit onto the end of the piece after the center is worked, then the CO is removed and the border is added to the beginning of the piece last.

The pattern PDF includes and essay about creativity inspired by van Gogh. Did you know he used yarn to help him plan out his colors?