Bahaal by Annie Rowden


September 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch BLOCKED
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1022 - 1048 yards (935 - 958 m)
One size
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The Bahaal Shawl was designed at a time when I needed some interesting but comfortable knitting. I love the way a crescent shawl hangs as it hugs the shoulders, and I wanted to build a pattern of simple sections that were easily memorised yet finished as an attractive, universal shawl. Bahaal is just that. Worked in sections of straight forward Stockinette Stitch and double yarn overs I compiled the order of sections using the Fibonacci Sequence - a sequence found over and over again in nature and extremely pleasing to the eye. The result is a healthy sized shawl with clean and orderly texture. The yarn used in the blue sample is a wonderful Bluefaced Leicester and Wensleydale blend from Flying Fibers which has incredible drape, however this pattern will work well with a wide range of yarn substitutes - why not use a DK weight yarn from your local flocks?

Yarn 4 skeins Flying Fibers Yarn Company Yorkshire Medley; 100% British Wool; 262 yds/240 m, 100g, shown in “Whitby Shale”.
or 1022 yds/935 m in DK weight yarn.
Needles & Notions: US 6/4 mm 30”/76 cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
Gauge 16 stitches x 32 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette Stitch BLOCKED
Measurements:96“/244 cm wide, 30 “/76 cm deep.

The second sample, to show the versatility of the pattern, used Fern Fiber’s wonderfully squishy local Suffolk/Alpaca (Myrtle and Leo) DK weight blend, and was worked at a looser gauge.