Radiata by Nim Teasdale
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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.