Craft · Knitting

It’s August. In August, I knit shawls.

This time last year I knit myself a Faroese Jane Eyre shawl, as shown in my last post. Because apparently it takes me a year to get around to posting finished-object photos, at least when it’s of projects I use all the time.

Perhaps I’m developing a habit, because a week ago I cast on Grandifolia by Vickie Hartog which is another shawl, though very different in both style and construction.

Fair warning: I actually know Vickie in real life, so I had a heavy bias in wanting to try out this pattern. That said, I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I love knitting it and how easy it is, even though the charts made my poor brain go kaboom the first time I saw it.

Turns out that once you get into it the charts are very easy to read. They are however very big so marking it off with a pencil is probably a good idea as you go (or however you normally keep track).

Here are some pictures from Instagram (you can follow me here); it’s much bigger now, but you’ll have to wait until it’s done for proper photos.

A photo posted by Polo Lonergan (@knitternerd) on Jul 28, 2016 at 4:31pm PDT


I don’t know what it is about August that makes me want to knit shawls but there you go.

By the way, if you love the pattern but don’t know if you can handle that much lace and so many charts, you can always try out the Grandifolia Lite. It’s currently free until October 31st.

Grandifolia Lite
Picture from the Ravelry Grandifolia Lite page. Copyright Vickie Hartog.

11 thoughts on “It’s August. In August, I knit shawls.

  1. I actually prefer the ‘lite’ version (not just because it looks easier!) – both are beautiful though. Thanks for the heads up about the pattern being free until Oct. I’m a bit of a Luddite and don’t purchase stuff online. That’s probably a good thing!


    1. I do love the lite version, it’s gorgeous. I have to say though the full version is extra stunning in person. I am excited about wearing it. You’re welcome!


  2. Hey Polo,
    Thanks for the shout-out. Glad you and others are enjoying the Grandifolia collection. I am toying with hand warmers to add it.


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