sun sun sun by Åsa Tricosa

sun sun sun

Knitting
March 2024
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter slip stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1367 - 1476 yards (1250 - 1350 m)
200 cm wingspan x 150 cm along top (79" x 59")
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Little darling!

Sun sun sun (here it comes!) after a(nother) long, cold, (not so) lonely winter!

This generous shawl glows and shines. I knitted it as an invocation and invitation to the sun to come out.

In my head – little darling – it was the Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel version of the Beatles original that played while I was knitting and trying to will sunshine into being. And still plays whenever I see or wear sun sun sun.

This pattern is not only a celebration of the song but now also a commemoration of a talented and beloved artist, Steve Harley 1951–2024. I am grateful for the inspiration and for bringing sunshine. Thank you!

…I feel that ice is slowly meeeelting…

May there be loads of sunshine, real and metaphorical in your life!

construction
Three lace panels, introduced one cluster of rays at a time, run along one side.
The panels are flanked by an expanding garter stitch jazzed up with a simple slip-stitch pattern.
The lace repeat runs across the entire top before you bind off – and bask.

useful links

video tutorials on @asatricosa on Instagram

gauge
1 fan lace repeat: approx 13 cm x 6.5 cm (5.25” x 2.5”)
20 sts x 28 rows garter: 10 cm (4”)

size
200 cm wingspan x 150 cm along top (79” x 59”)
110 cm / 43” deep – (hypothenuse also approx 200 cm)

A note on size: the sample shawl weighs 330g – you can get a nicely generous shawl with 300g by starting the finishing lace border 3 (lace) repeats sooner – you’ll find instructions in the pattern for how to make this happen.

yarn
The shawl by no means requires a silk-mohair blend. Any sportweight yarn with a nice drape would work. Also other weights of yarn (the final size will of course be different).

n o n - m o h a i r   b l e n d s

the fan pattern is known as Peri’s Parasol in a version by knitting and stitch guru, Barbara Walker