The Field of Daisies shawl was inspired by the floral trend appearing on the runways and can bring a little bit of the color and quirk to your wardrobe. The shawl is designed with the patterning of delicate daisy motifs and simple garter stitch borders. The daisies pattern is worked at the two short ends of the shawl (option 1), but it can also be repeated throughout the shawl (option 2).
Time: 70 Hours pattern + 4 hours for embroidery
Skill level: Intermediate
Size: 78.75″ / [200 cm] height x 18.5″ / [47 cm] width
Gauge: 24 sts and 35 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking
Yarn: Ancient Arts Yarns Socknado Fingering (80% Superwash Fine Merino, 20% Nylon; 385 yards [352 meters]/100 grams): Scottie Dog (MC, 4 skeins), White in Fingering (CC1, 1 skein)
Ancient Arts Yarns Socknado Twisters Mini Skeins (80% Superwash Fine Merino, 20% Nylon; 75 yards [68 meters]/20 grams): Sunflower (CC2, 1 skein).
Needles: US size 2½ (3mm) straight or circular
Notions: Stitch holders, tapestry needle
The Option 1 of the shawl is worked in two identical pieces, back and forth from one short end to the middle of the shawl, with one repeat of the daisies pattern on each part and then joined together.
The Option 2 of the shawl is worked back and forth in one piece, from one short end to the other, with 6 repeats of the daisies pattern.
The white daisies are worked using the intarsia method with the MC carried behind the work. The yellow parts of the pattern are embroidered at the end on the finished piece, using the duplicate stitch.
To ensure that the sections in garter st are level with the rest of the sts, work a short row over the 10 sts in garter st of each side border every 14 rows worked, as follows:
Right Side Edge (RS): Work sts in garter st, turn work, (WS) work sts in garter st again, turn work, (RS) work all sts as they correspond.
Left Side Edge (WS): Work sts in garter st, turn work, (RS) work sts in garter st again, turn work, (WS) work all sts as they correspond.
To avoid the creation of holes on the turning points, on the last turn, work 9 sts in garter st, sl next st to RH needle, lift right arm of st directly below the one on your LH needle, knit sl st together with lifted st.
With MC, CO 120 sts.
Work 14 rows in garter stitch (for the border).
Continue in St st, except for the first and last 10 sts on each row, which are worked in garter stitch throughout (for the side borders).
Work 7 rows in St st with MC and continue in color-work pattern following chart, starting from Row 1(WS) of chart.
On Rows 1-6 and 96-106 of chart, omit the flower marked in black frame and work these sts with MC instead.
Continue in St st with MC.
When shawl measures approx. 39.5″ / [100 cm] measuring from the CO, and with RS facing, leave all sts on hold.
Make another piece the same.
Join the 2 parts together along the sts left on hold and sew using grafting.
Work 10 rows in St st with MC and continue in color-work pattern following chart, starting from Row 1 of chart.
On Rows 1-6 of first repeat of chart, omit the flower marked in black frame and work these sts with MC instead.
Rep Rows 1-106 of chart 5 more times. On Rows 95-106 of last repeat of chart, omit the flower marked in black frame and work these sts with MC instead.
Work 10 rows in St st with MC and continue with 14 rows in garter stitch (for the border).
BO all sts.
Weave in all ends.
Block piece to finished measurements.
With CC2 threaded on a tapestry needle, embroider the yellow parts of each flower following chart and using the duplicate stitch.
Block again, if desired.
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