Sunday, April 22, 2012

Girasole

 Girasole means sunflower in Italian but to knitters the Girasole means a beautiful knitted circular lace shawl designed by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed. You can read his blog here.
This piece is a real challenge and I have been counting and concentrating and ripping out for about a week now and finally making some progress. It can be made in two weights and I chose a worsted weight so that it could serve as a blanket. This one shall go north with us.


This is the pattern. And this is what I had to do so that I could follow it.



I am using markers and a lifeline.

The color is not coming out as I would like today....It is more like the color above but here is more detail.


I shall make another one for here. I have already chosen the color (with the help of the ladies at A Good Yarn).


I like to curl up on the sofa with a good book and a cup of tea - and I will be able to when I finish this knitting!

Have a good week!

8 comments:

Maggie said...

Greetings from Italy!
I haven't seen any girasole down here in Amalfi, I think it's too soon yet for them to be flowering.
Your pattern looks to intricate and the finished piece will be stunning, I know.
ciao bella!

Snap said...

Oh, My! How gorgeous! I don't have the patience for such an intricate pattern! You go!

podso said...

What a project you have undertaken! The colors are
lovely, and I especially like the blue you have chosen for the next one. Hope you have a nice week!

A Garden of Threads said...

Gosh Carol, that is beautiful. You must be a wonderful knitter if try that.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Carol, I have been in Maine quite a bit recently to see my kids, and it looks like I will be going more often in the next few weeks, but I never mind at all! Last time I ate for the first time at Bob's Clam Shack in Kittery. I've seen it so many times but never stopped--it was wonderful and they are trying to be so environmentally conscious, which is difficult for a take-out stand. I highly recommend them if you are in the area when you return to Maine.
I cannot knit. I have tried so many times, but the stitches just get too tight to the point where the needles will not go in! I can crochet and sew and needlepoint, but not knit, so I admire your work! Have a nice evening. Linda

Sandy said...

I can't knit but your piece is beautiful! I love the design.

Jackie said...

It looks beautiful and very intricate, you have such patience!!
Jackie.x

Archie the wonder dog said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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