Winters can be cold and dark in Norway, so when spring comes
I take every chance to be outside in the sunshine. In fact, you
are looked upon as kinda crazy if you choose to stay inside when
you can soak up the sun. Every year, when it is warm enough to
sit outside I catch myself humming Good Day Sunshine by The Beatles:
“I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I've got something I can laugh about
I feel good, in a special way
I'm in love and it's a sunny day
Good day sunshine ”
This is my humble ode to Sunshine.
Estonian gathered stitches combined with eyelets create the
fabric for the center of this sunny shawlette. A mix of lace
and cabling is then used to flare out the shawlette into intertwining
rays of sunshine, ensuring that the shawlette sits nicely on
Work Sun Chart 4 times, then work rows
1 – 10 of the Sun Chart once more.
205 sts. Note that with every
repeat of the sun chart you increase 40
Work the Ray Setup chart once, being careful
to knit Row 1-2 loosely in preparation
for the 7into7 and 8into7 sts. 211 sts.
Work Rows 1-16 of the Ray Chart once, then
repeat Rows 13 - 16 once more before
working rows 17-20. 419 sts.
you can repeat rows 13-16 more times
for a larger shawl.
Work the Edge chart and then BO using a
stretchy method such as Jeny’s
Surprisingly Stretchy BO.
Weave in ends. Wet block the shawl and let it dry completely.
Note that the shawl will fan out at the start of the ray chart.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
After moving to Norway in 2007, Amanda was inspired by traditional
Norwegian Selbuvotter to start knitting again and hasn’t
looked back. She has a background in mathematics and finds knitting
to be a great creative outlet, especially during the cold Norwegian