Awhitu by Kelly van Niekerk


October 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch (blocked), but gauge is not critical
US 10 - 6.0 mm
405 - 437 yards (370 - 400 m)
one size: approximately 150cm x 45cm (blocked). Size very easily customisable
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Shallow waters meet the sandy heads at the Awhitu peninsula. This striped shawl with applied lace edging is knit at a loose gauge. The striped body moves to an airy sideways knit edging that is attached as you work.

Awhitu is a shallow triangular shawl, constructed from the top down. The pattern has you work the body of the shawl in striped garter stitch, forming a long shallow triangle. Once a specific stitch count is reached, an lace applied edging is worked sideways along the body.


  • blocking a shawl
  • picking up stitches
  • provisional cast-on (optional) If you are not familiar with these techniques you may need to reference a knitting guide book, or view videos on the internet.

8ply/dk weight yarn in 2 colours.
main colour (for striping in body, plus for the edging): 150g/300m
contrast colour (for striping in body only): 50g/100m