This shawl was inspired by a photograph of my friend’s beautiful Gazania flowers blooming in her garden. There is something so pleasing about seeing a striking flower in its glory, with vivid colours catching the eye and perfect patterned symmetry to each petal.
Gazania is a top-down crescent shawl designed with two contrasting colours. The main body is knitted in smooth, relaxing stockinette and then you start to grow the flowers row-by-row. Once the flowers are in full bloom, the contrast colour takes the lead to create a lacy leaf pattern along the border of the shawl.
The end result is a large, cozy shawl that encompasses the beauty and sanctuary of a peaceful summer garden.
Gauge: 23 stitches and 32 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking
The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted. Video tutorials for various techniques used in the shawl are also provided in the pattern.
“I fell in love with the picture of this shawl, and I really love the way it looked when finished - it was absolutely beautiful. Everyone who saw me working on said it was the best one I have ever done. The pattern is well written” - Pat
“The gazania shawl is a great addition to your wardrobe , the lace leaf edging makes the shawl feel very delicate the colourwork keeps it bang on trend . A pleasure to knit with a great end result . Jemma from Under the olive tree knits produces stunning patterns that are great to knit and stylish, have never been disappointed with any of the patterns I’ve worked on” – Jacqueline
“Once again Jem has written an amazing pattern. The pattern is very clear and easy to follow. End result is just stunning” – Donna
“This is such a beautiful and versatile shawl – I just know I’m going to be wearing it all summer!” - Sabina