Heliotropion …

Beautiful crafting

MARIA ZILAKOU DESIGNS

…is the Greek word for “sunflower”, this emblematic flower that turns its petals towards the sun and actually looks like the sun in a way. I had to use this name, as the pattern of this shawl is using the second colorway in the “Van Gogh” yarn that Lise, of TreLiz, created. Inspiration came, of course, from Van Gogh’s series of paintings “Les tournesols”.

We had been talking for a while about this project before Lise contacted me to, finally, arrange timetables and yarn choices. I had the luxury of choosing a yarn base (I love them all) and I chose Appollon, since I knew this would be a summer-ish shawl and so it had to be soft and smooth and cool enough to knit with during hot weather. Don’t get me wrong: it will be warm enough for you to wear during winter, too! In any case, you have…

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