A field of daisies with a simple lace border - a crescent shaped version of my Four Corners triangle pattern.
Thanks to Turtleback for imagining this pattern and test-knitting the green sample (below), thanks to ginni for test-knitting and photographing the dark gray sample (main images), and thanks also to pinkpetals for test-knitting.
The dark gray sample was knit on 3.25mm/US3 needles with MC 650m/700yds of Knit Picks Palette yarn, dark gray and 59 x 3m/3.33yd lengths of different colors for the intarsia daisies. Shorter lengths can be spliced together for shading within the flowers - it's a good way to use up colorful scraps ...
Dimensions: approx. 53cm/21in deep at center back by 188cm/74in wide
Approximate Gauge: 23sts & 28 rows = 10cm/4in in intarsia pattern on 3.25/US3 needle
Techniques include lace knitting, stranding & intarsia.
The pattern also uses some short rows to give extra depth to the crescent - there's a brief introduction to the technique in the pdf, but you might like to familiarize yourself with short rows in advance!
This is a charted pattern with multiple charts and short written instructions.
unfinished prototype in Jamieson & Smith
2ply Jumper Weight yarn
dark gray sample photos © Virginia Sattler-Reimer 2015
photo © Turtleback 2015