I have wanted to knit some sort of pattern called The Four Seasons for a while now, but couldn't decide what I wanted to knit, a stole or a shawl, in the end I went with a shawl as I find shawls a little more versatile than a stole.
For Spring, I used the Estonian stitch of Lily of the Valley, which is so effective. Then for Summer, Dayflower stitch, which lends itself beautifully to the shawl design. For Autumn it had to be a leaf design, but which one as there are so many, I went with one that's a bit like Cherry Leaf, which interlocks, then for Winter I couldn't decide between
either icicles or fir trees, in the end I plumped for Fir Trees as Christmas trees are truly the symbol of Winter time, whether in or out of the house.
The patterns in the shawl are a mirror image rather than continuous across the shawl, which I think gives a nicer finish.
The instructions are both charted & written.
The pink shawl was knitted using 4mm needles & Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace. I use