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This design is a part of my first mini shawl collection – Shawlaholics Ed.1. Many thanks to Anne of Little Skein in the Big Wool, for giving me a chance to work with her beautiful yarn for this collection.
Kavya is a one-color brioche shawl worked sideways and shaped into a crescent using short row wedges. The wedges use simple knit-purl texture stitches, while a beautiful brioche motif is repeated along the border.
I love how the shape and the size of the shawl lets it sit on your shoulders comfortably and wrap around generously.
Kavya (pronounced kāvyá) refers to a literary style used by ancient poets of India, typically to write lengthy epic poems. Such poems described the lives and times of heroic and extraordinary men and women.
I named this shawl “Kavya” (as in epic) to be reminded of the extraordinary pandemic times we live in! The whole world is in this together, yet we have to stay apart even from a neighbor. The air is much cleaner but you must wear a mask. Oh, the number of things we have adapted to in a few months time! As a race, we have learnt to slow down, reflect, be grateful and appreciate the smallest blessings in life.
|FINISHED MEASUREMENTS||Length (including border) : 62” / 157 cm.|
Depth : 15.75” / 40 cm.
|GAUGE||24 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10cm, in Garter Stripe pattern stitch.|
|YARN USED IN SAMPLE||2 skeins of Little Skein Smooth Sock, 80% SW Merino, 20% Nylon, 400yard / 366m per 115g / 4 oz in Blue Christmas colorway.|
|YARN REQUIREMENTS||795 yards / 726 m of fingering weight yarn.|
|NEEDLES||4mm / US 6 circular needles min 24″ / 60cm.|
|NOTIONS||1 stitch marker, Tapestry Needle.|