A short post on this Monday morning to offer some visual inspiration at the beginning of your week.

It's been more than 2 years since the release of Girasole and it's been one of my favorite projects to watch during that time. There have been so many beautiful versions that I've seen in my travels and on Ravelry in so many different yarn weights, colors and fiber blends – what a completely special experience that has been.

So revisiting this pattern recently at BT Headquarters has been deeply satisfying. This version was knit with 12 skeins of Shelter in our Hayloft colorway. I love how the piece turned out. Same size as the original, but lighter-weight and with a slightly lacier quality.

I shot the new version in snowy Harrisville on my last trip up there. Such a wonderful location for a photoshoot.

Here's wishing you a great start to your week!

Resources: The Girasole pattern is available here or here.  Yarn is available here.


  • I am looking forward to making this beautiful piece. However, I have difficulty seeing graphs with my trifocals. Has anyone ever written the pattern out? Is it available?— thanks

    Maggie Barr on

  • I love Girasole, have done 2 so far: one in Love Alpaca and one in Kauni 2 ply wool, both different and both lovely. This is a pattern I will return to again and again – the Shelter is sooo tempting…

    Sue on

  • Wow ! I have loved this pattern since its release, longed to knit it, but somehow never quite got around to it … you have inspired me to get going with it this spring. And the yarn colour is just perfect.

    Btw, is anyone in the UK selling your Shelter yarns?

    Annie on

  • Absolutely beautiful…makes me want to cast on for one. Fabulous photos too. Thanks for sharing ;D

    Dawn ;) on

  • As if I don’t have enough projects on my needles already—sheesh! Perhaps, though, I should finish up my Wool Leaves before I cast-on for this?!
    As always, beautiful and inspiring! Thanks!

    Tamara on

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