Wildflowers Don’t Care

This asymmetrical shawl is based on a Dolly Parton song that includes the line,”Wildflowers don’t care where they grow.” To me, it is a song about surviving, possibly even flourishing, in difficult times. The piece is worked entirely on the bias. The body of the shawl starts with a small number of stitches and grows out with KYOK double increase on right side rows only, with a simple yarnover edging on both sides. An applied border is then worked perpendicular to the piece. The little flower pops in the pattern stitch will show up subtly against a bright backdrop of color. This shawl is fun to knit and wearable year round.

Published in the Fall 2023 Issue of TKGA’s Cast On Magazine.