Gorgeous Girasole

There are only 5 days left to Christmas! I truly cannot believe how fast time has been going lately. I am nearly out of time to give hand-knit gifts this year, (my friends and family might be thanking their lucky stars right now) but one I am going to TRY to finish before Christmas is Girasole.

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I’ve been working on this pretty steadily since Thanksgiving and I’m currently on skein 4 out of 5 so it might be do-able, but with 640 stitches per row – this isn’t a super quick knit. It’s a very enjoyable knit though, you kind of feel as though you’re making a masterpiece. Remember Katie’s gorgeous version of Girasole here and here?

I’m using Madelinetosh Vintage in the Rain Water colorway. I picked this up at Stitches East and had planned to make a post-baby sweater for myself, but got to thinking I might really love it for Girasole. If I finish on time my husband will open this on Christmas day.

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Like all Brooklyn Tweed patterns, Girasole is extremely well written and easy to follow.  Did you notice that Wool People 4 was released yesterday?  It’s another collection of inspiring knits.

5 Comments on “Gorgeous Girasole

  1. It’s beautiful! I can relate to the “long knits”. I’m in th middle of Brooklyn Tweed’s Hemlock Ring Throw, that finishes at 568 stitches in a round!

  2. SO gorgeous. I am quickly realizing that Vintage is my favorite yarn, and that colorway is just perfect. I hope you were able to finish it before Christmas & can’t wait to see pictures of the finished product!

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