I am so excited for this guest design by Fiona Munro. Why? Well, because I love Sunflowers and because I love yellow and because I love indie designers. It is like I hit the trifecta when Fiona wanted to do this design for Stitch & Hustle. This stunningly beautiful shawl designed by Fiona Munro works up quickly and features a fabulous detail of beginner lacework. She used Hedgehog Fibers Merino DK for the design and I cannot imagine a better or more beautiful yarn for this shawl.
About the designer:
Fiona was taught to knit along with her two sisters by her grandmother when she was a young child. Twenty years later Fiona is still avidly knitting and now designing her own knitting patterns. She loves designing lace, fair isle, and texture designs and often gets her inspiration from nature.
Originally from a small island on the west coast of Canada, Fiona now lives and works in Scotland. Her two sisters help her with her designs even though they are geographically dispersed across Canada, England, and Scotland. You can find her at https://www.ravelry.com/designers/munro-sisters3 or @munrosisters3 on Instagram.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Finished length: 50” (127cm)
Finished width: 40” (101.5cm)
Finished hypotenuse: 63” (160cm)
GAUGE: 16 sts x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” garter stitch
US Size 7 / 4.5 mm Needles
Yarn: 656 yards / 600 meters Hedgehog fibres, Merino DK
Large eye blunt needle
Blocking Materials (Wet Blocking serves this item best)
BO bind off
CO cast on
pm place marker
RS right side
Sm slip marker
WS wrong side
* * repeat from * to *
CO 3 sts
Row 1 (RS): K all sts. [3 sts]
Row 2 (WS): K1, Inv-R, K to end of row. [4 sts]
Repeat Row 1 and 2 until 280 rows worked. [143 sts]
Row 281 (RS): Rep Lace Chart row 1 seven times, K3.
Row 282 (WS): K1, Inv-R, P2, rep Lace Chart row 2 seven times. [144 sts]
Row 283 (RS): Rep Lace Chart row 3 seven times, K4.
Row 284 (WS): K1, Inv-R, P3, rep Lace Chart row 4 seven times. [145 sts]
Row 285 (RS): Rep Lace Chart row 5 seven times, K5.
Row 286 (WS): K1, Inv-R, P4, rep Lace Chart row 6 seven times. [146 sts]
Row 287 (RS): Rep Lace Chart row 7 seven times, K6.
Row 288 (WS): K1, Inv-R, P5, rep Lace Chart row 8 seven times. [147 sts]
Row 289 (RS): Rep Lace Chart row 9 seven times, K7.
Row 290 (WS): K1, Inv-R, P6, rep Lace Chart row 10 seven times. [148 sts]
Row 291 (RS): Rep Lace Chart row 11 seven times, K8.
Row 292 (WS): K1, Inv-R, P7, rep Lace Chart row 12 seven times. [149 sts]
Row 293 (RS): Rep Lace Chart row 13 seven times, K9.
Row 294 (WS): K1, Inv-R, P8, rep Lace Chart row 14 seven times. [150 sts]
Row 295 (RS): Rep Lace Chart row 15 seven times, K10.
Row 296 (WS): K1, Inv-R, P9, rep Lace Chart row 16 seven times. [151 sts]
Row 297 (RS): Rep Lace Chart row 17 seven times, K11.
Row 298 (WS): K1, Inv-R, P10, rep Lace Chart row 18 seven times. [152 sts]
Row 299 (RS): Rep Lace Chart row 19 seven times, K12.
Row 300 (WS): K1, Inv-R, P11, rep Lace Chart row 20 seven times. [153 sts]
Row 301 (RS): Rep Lace Chart row 21 seven times, K13.
Row 302 (WS): K1, Inv-R, P12, rep Lace Chart row 22 seven times. [154 sts]
Row 303 (RS): Rep Lace Chart row 23 seven times, K14.
Row 304 (WS): K1, Inv-R, P13, rep Lace Chart row 24 seven times. [155 sts]
Row 305 (RS): Rep Lace Chart row 25 seven times, K15.
Row 306 (WS): K1, Inv-R, P14, rep Lace Chart row 26 seven times. [156 sts]
Row 307 (RS): *K1, P1; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 308 (WS): K1, Inv-R, *K1, P1; rep from * to last st, K1. [157 sts]
Row 309 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, K1.
Row 310 (WS): K1, Inv-R, *P1, K1; rep from * to end. [158 sts]
Repeat Rows 307 to 310 until 12 more rows worked. [164 sts]
Bind off all stitches.