The word “Laya” can refer to both rhythm and tempo created by the measured flow of time durations in musical terminology. I named the shawl “Laya” for how the simple rhythmic repeats of basic stitches and some change in color, resulted in this very stylish, attractive, wearable accessory.
Laya is a 2-color shawl that starts by casting on a few stitches at one tip and is increased at one edge to make an asymmetrical wrap. The body of the shawl alternates between soothing garter and sweeping mesh short rows. A second color is introduced midway but the same established tempo of garter and mesh continues.
|FINISHED MEASUREMENTS LENGTH (ALONG TOP EDGE)|
79″/ 201 cm.
17.5″ / 44 cm
|YARN REQUIREMENTS||678 yards / 620 m of fingering weight yarn in 2 colors. |
Color A : 480 yards / 439 m
Color B: 198 yards / 181 m
|YARN USED IN SAMPLE||Color A: Olive Yarn Mission Sock 2-ply Fingering, 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon, 480 yards / 439 m per 125g / 4.4oz in Succulent colorway.|
Color B: Malabrigo Sock Fingering, Superwash Merino Wool, 440 yards / 402 m per 100g / 3.5oz in Turner colorway.
|NEEDLES USED||4 mm / US 6 circular needles min 24″ / 60 cm.|
|GAUGE||19 sts and 44 rows = 4″/ 10 cm, in garter st, washed and blocked.|
Gauge is not particularly important in this project. However please know that your finished measurements and yardage requirements would vary accordingly.
|TECHNIQUES||Kfb, K2tog, p2tog, German short rows.|