Apsara by Paulina Popiolek


December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2.5 mm
604 - 640 yards (552 - 585 m)
One size
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Apsara meaning female spirit of clouds and waters (in Hindu) was created especially for gorgeous hand dyed yarns by Liloucolours.

Apsaras are beautiful, supernatural female beings. They are youthful and elegant, and superb in the art of dancing.
“Apsara” shawl was inspired by the images of these “celestial nymphs” carved into the walls of Angkor Wat temple.

“Apsara” is knitted top down in one piece. The body is shaped using short row technique and is worked in two sections of different colours. Both sections are divided by bands of eyelets and stripes. The use of different stitching for each section makes it interesting visually as well as fun to knit.
Beautiful wavy lace border is knitted at the end and the piece is finished off with crocheted tiny loops to keep the edge loose and easy to block.
The yarn used for the sample shown is Seasilk (100g/400m), main colour pink “Degas’ Ballerina (400m) and contrasting colour taupe “Industrial Age” (260m).

“Apsara” is available in one size M/L (wing span 84” and depth along centre back 18”).
The pattern has written and charted instructions
This shawl has been written for knitters of intermediate skill level.

“Apsara” shawl is elegant and perfect for special occasion. A must in any girl’s wardrobe.