I knit this last year for my grandson. The pattern's easy to follow and very well written. It's knit on the diagonal and then you pick up sts for the border. I didn't knit the stripes but used one solid color for the border and it still came out really nice. I used Plymouth Encore heather colors (a navy and a chocolate brown for the border) and it came out very nice for a boy. Would recommend this pattern to anyone knitting for a baby.
I very rarely dole out a "5," but this totally deserves it! The pattern is well-written and clear.
Knitting the border is a little time-consuming. I needed to concentrate during the "star" section. The last section was a sprint.
The result is stunning! It may be the most beautiful thing to come off my needles.
I did mine in a lace weight, which gives the shawl a very open, delicate look. Still provides warmth. Not sure how it would look in fingering, probably just as pretty. It's a gorgeous shawl.
I've coveted this since I first saw the blog post. I'm tackling this head on- and so far so good. excellent instructions, this is only my fourth shawl and I'm beginning my second year of knittingwith a bang this pattern is intense but well worth it!
you just can not find a better pattern. if you have never used charts this is where you should start. simple knit purl chart. beautifully designed pattern on thick paper with amazing pictures. good job jared flood.