Adularia by Maria Näslund


March 2016
Sjöalyckans silke schappesilke 8/2
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
875 yards (800 m)
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Most moonstones are translucent and white or grey.In gemology, their luster is called adularescence and is typically described as creamy or silvery white with a ”billowy” quality.

The Semi Precious Collection
Precious silk and humble wool, delicate lace and rustic garter stitch. Three shawls that combine the best of two worlds.

Silk is wonderfully luxurious, and gives great stitch definition to lace, but a whole shawl in silk can be a bit costly. Wool is warm and wonderfully cosy, it is also a bit more affordable. These shawls are 50% of each, they are semi precious! Therefore their names all relate to semi precious gemstones.

The bodies of the shawls are in simple, relaxing garter stitch, mindless knitting at its best. To keep you from getting bored, they all have a different construction. Morion has a deep horseshoe shape, Jaspé is like a long curved stole, and Adularia is semi-circular.

The edges are delicate lace, requiring some attention and concentration, they may even teach you a new stitch or two. They are worked in the same direction as the rest of the shawl, from the top down.