Radiata by Nim Teasdale


June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 - 1312 yards (400 - 1200 m)
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Radiata is inspired by the spiraling form in the centre of a sunflower, and by an absurdly cheerful cake of yarn which was a gift from a friend, like a sunbeam in the grey depths of winter.

The design uses a spiraling wedge shape which increases in gradually expanding leaves that radiate sideways out from the centre to form a generous crescent.


  • The pattern can be worked in 4 sizes, and the edging continued to any size to use up any remaining yarn.
  • Pattern rows on the right side only.
  • Optional beading
  • The pattern can be worked entirely from either the written pattern or charts.
  • Adaptable to a range of yarn weights from lace to DK.

German translation with many thanks to summbienchensumm of http://www.schafga.be/

knitCompanion ready format is available here.

Molte grazie a Maria Rosa di http://www.filiandcolori.com/ per questa traduzione

French translation with many thanks to Elegnad of www.planete-laine.com.

The chart with catnach’s helpful reference calculations can be found here. (Please note the chart numbering has changed since.)
So if you have used almost half your yarn by row 47, you’d want to work the smallest size possible. If you reach the halfway point soon after row 85 you could make the largest size. This is still approximate, but an easier reference than trying to trawl through projects of a similar yardage.