Bezaan by Susanne Visch


September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in body pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 - 459 yards (400 - 420 m)
one size, easily adjustable by using heavier yarn and / or working more repeats
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Inspired by the Dutch seafarers of old, this shawlette owes its distinct asymmetrical shape to the “bezaan” sail of the boats which sail the Zuiderzee. The waters of the Zuiderzee are often treacherous during stormy weather with the winds blowing its waves into dark gray ridges before breaking into heavy froth on the Dutch shores.

The textures of the moving waters are translated into the ridged body pattern and simple lace edging and border. Bezaan: a very different one skein shawl.

Difficulty level
Stitches used include knit, purl, kfb, M1, yo, p2tog, k2tog tbl. The pattern is suitable for the advanced beginner.

For help with or questions about this pattern, you’re welcome in the designer’s group: La Visch Designs.

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