Dovana by Ysolda Teague


November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
385 yards (352 m)
Approx 45" / 115cm top edge width and 16" / 40cm centre depth
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A top down, shallow triangular shawl with centre increases worked into a simple cable and twisted rib panel. The cable pattern fans out to become the beginning of a lace edging that blocks into attractive points. The top edge is bordered with knit one, purl one rib and the increases are worked as mirrored make ones for a clean look. Stitch counts are included for every row and the charted stitch patterns are intuitive to follow and easy to use markers with. Dovana uses a single skein of fingering weight yarn, perfect for something special you’ve been hanging on to like this gorgeous mushroom dyed gold from A Verb for Keeping Warm — solid or semi-solids will show the stitch patterns best.

The stitch patterns in Dovana are only charted. I went back and forth on including written directions and I know some people do prefer them but I find that the most frequent struggles with patterns like this are when people get lost in the written directions — the charts here really do show how things line up and make it easier to read your knitting and see whether any thing has gotten out of sync.

Fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition and nice drape.

Shown in A Verb for Keeping Warm Creating Superwash Sock (100% Merino, 385 yds / 352m, 3.53oz / 100g) in a unique colourway. 385 yds / 352m

US 5 / 3.75mm 24” / 60cm circular needle

Markers, darning needle.

Helpful links
Technique Thursday - Cabling without a cable needle
Technique Thursday - Increases
Technique Thursday - Yarn overs
Technique Thursday - Blocking shawls
Blog post - Using charts