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NILA is a crescent shaped shawl worked sideways with one skein of fingering weight yarn. It is designed as a stylish lightweight accessory, useful for wrapping around the neck during the chilly spring/summer evenings.
I have kept the body simple with bias garter stitch but added a decorative twisted stitch border with delicate knot stitches which settles stylishly around the neck.
This shawl is designed to use up one skein of fingering weight yarn. However, you can make it using a different yarn weight or yardage. The best way to go about it is to weigh your skein before starting the project and to stop increasing when you have a little over 50% of your skein left.
The word ‘Nila’ means moon in Tamil (a south Indian language). This shawl is shaped with a pronounced curvature that reminds me of the crescent moon.
|FINISHED MEASUREMENTS |
Length (along the longest edge) : 64” / 163 cm.
Depth : 18” / 46 cm.
|YARN REQUIREMENTS |
450 yards / 411 m of fingering weight yarn.
|YARN USED IN SAMPLE |
1 skein of SincereSheep Terroir Fiber Series Cormo Fingering; 100% Cormo Wool; 500yard / 457 m per 113g/4 oz.
26 sts and 38 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter, blocked.
3.5mm / US 4 circular needles min 24” / 60cm.
1 stitch marker, Tapestry Needle.