Garter Stitch Snowflake by Sybil R

Garter Stitch Snowflake

by Sybil R
September 2022
Light Fingering ?
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
2.5 mm
262 - 295 yards (240 - 270 m)
about 42 cm in diameter
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I’ve always wanted to do a big lacy half-circle shawl all in garter stitch. This doily started out as a test piece for that kind of shawl. However, I liked the small piece quite a lot, so I tried to figure out how to do it in a seamless full circle – and here it is.

This doily consists of diamonds that stack up to be triangles which in turn form a (slightly angular) circle. It starts with a provisional cast on and is finished by grafting in garter stitch (just before knitting and binding off the last stitches).

The pattern PDF is 12 pages long and contains

  • written row-by-row instructions for knitting this piece – including 6 photos
  • schematic of the construction, i.e. how the diamonds stack up to create the whole piece
  • chart(s) of one diamond
  • short photo tutorials for the following techniques: provisional CO with a crochet hook and undoing it, grafting in garter stitch, short rows with wrap and turn and picking up the wraps, crochet CO (at the edge of a knitted piece), backwards loop CO