Baya, a crescent-shaped shawl with a lace and cable edge, was inspired by the twists and turns of the paths found in the wooded hills behind my grandparents’ home. When knitting the shawl, the color reminded me of days spent in those woods picking the berries that grew wild along those paths.
This pattern first appeared in Issue 9 of Pom Pom Quarterly (2014) and is now available as an individual download. The pattern has been professionally tech edited by Corrina Ferguson.
Sizing and Measurements: One size: 144 cm / 56½” wide by 26 cm / 10¼” deep at central point.
Border: 20 cm / 8” deep
A: 375 yards (343 m) lace weight yarn. Shown in Sweet Georgia CashSilk Lace (55% silk, 45% cashmere; 366 m / 400 yds per 50 g), Orchid
B: 325 yards (274 m) fingering weight yarn. Shown in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock (80% merino, 20% nylon; 389 m / 425 yds per 115 g), Raspberry.
16 sts & 40 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch with B and 3.75 mm needle after blocking
22 sts & 27 rows = 10 cm / 4” in Border pattern with A and 3.5 mm needle after blocking
Needles: 3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle, 100 cm / 40” length,
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle, 100 cm / 40” length
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.
Notions: cable needle, tapestry needle