Fields of Daisies by Kristin Blom

Fields of Daisies

July 2016
Dandelion Rowena
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
437 - 492 yards (400 - 450 m)
One size
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This shawl is based on a variation of the stitch pattern I made for the Aptenodytes cardigan, a collaboration with Anna Maltz, published in the “Penguin” collection. It uses a combination of garter stitch, eyelet rows and daisy stitch. Daisy stitches take a little time to work (and can be almost frustrating), but I definitely think the effort is worth it! Knit in silk, this shawl has a lovely feeling to it; very delicate, light and quite romantic.

Two colour option:
It can also be knitted in two or more colours, I would then recommend making the eyelet rows in a separate colour, including the ridges on each side of the eyelets (you might want to make the change of colour on the RS before turning to p in order to avoid having an ugly yarn colour break). That way you get lovely stripes of eyelets on your shawl.

Dandelion Yarns
After much nudging and encouragement on my part, indie dyer Anna Strandberg decided to try out a silk base. Being allergic to wool, I still wanted to be able to use the lovely coloured yarns Anna dyes in Stockholm for her company, Dandelion Yarns. When I got my hands on the exquisite silk, I got so excited it inspired my next knitting design – this pattern!

Yarn and gauge
I used pretty much exactly one skein of Dandelion Rowena (400 m per 100 g), but if you only have one skein, I suggest making the eyelet rows (purl row, eyelet row, purl row) in another colour, that should make it last. You could also make the edge around in another colour, or just adapt and stop when you run out of yarn.

The shawl has 21 sts per 36 rows in garter st. Gauge is not hugely important for a shawl, and you can add or remove sections pretty easily until you have the desired size. Depending on how much yarn you have, of course.

Pattern in English and Swedish.

The pattern has been tech edited.