I ran across this photo of a pretty pineapple shawl and realized that it's from a Japanese book.
OK, so you know I don't read Japanese, right? But, as luck would have it, I found ( don't ask me where), the diagram for it.
But there's a catch.... it's not the WHOLE pattern, but pretty much!! ;-)
Had to figure out the rest on my own, and since I've done a few pineapple patterns before, it wasn't too hard to figure out.
I find that diagrams help out a lot. Written (especially pineapples) patterns can sometimes be overwhelming, so wordy, it makes me dizzy!!
Now, here's the thing. I know the original pattern probably calls for some thin expensive, sport-weight type of yarn, but you know me......I'm a '4-ply kinda guy!!'