Aroura Shawl by Karalee Harding

Aroura Shawl

Knitting
March 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
905 yards (828 m)
66" [167.5 cm] wingspan at top edge and 20" [51 cm] deep at center spine
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Aroura is a triangular shawl with a relatively shallow point and longer tails, worked from the top center down to the bottom edge. It begins with a garter spine and stockinette body, then adds stripes of a contrasting color in an intricate-looking but easy-to-knit texture pattern, finishing with a garter edge.

The combination of textures in the finished shawl suggests a landscape of fields, both fallow and plowed; which inspired the name Aroura, an ancient Greek word for arable land.

Yarn requirements:
Quince & Co. Chickadee

  • 3 skeins in Kumlien’s Gull (MC)
  • 2 skeins in Pea Coat (CC)

Gauge:
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch before blocking
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, relaxed after blocking