Gavrinis by Natalie Servant


June 2016
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
lace pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
350 - 1250 yards (320 - 1143 m)
small & large semi-circle, rectangular - size depends on yarn weight
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This shawl was inspired by the carvings found on stones in the Neolithic tomb on the island of Gavrinis in the Gulf of Morbihan in Brittany, France. These detailed carvings reminded me of fingerprints. I knit the motif described as a “shield”.

This pattern can be worked as part of a semicircular shawl, or as a rectangular shawl. All charts are also available in written form in the pattern.

This was my 7th annual Tour de France KAL pattern.

Yarn requirements
Light lace (~800yds/100g)
gauge in 4” of lace pattern: 22 sts/30 rows
Small semicircle: 350-390yds (320-357m)
Medium semicircle: 600-675yds (549-617m)
Large semicircle: 800-875yds (732-800m)
Rectangle: 900-1000yds (823-914m)

Heavy lace (~600yds/100g)
gauge in 4” of lace pattern: 17 sts/28 rows
Small semicircle: 400-475yds (366-434m)
Medium semicircle: 675-825yds (617-754m)
Large semicircle: 900-1100yds (823-1006m) (grey sample shown)
Rectangle: 1000-1250yds (914-1143m)

Fingering weight (~400yds/100g)
gauge in 4” of lace pattern: 15 sts/26 rows
Small semicircle: 400-450yds (366-411m)
Medium semicircle: 700-775yds (640-709m) (purple sample shown)
Large semicircle: 925-1000yds (846-914m)
Rectangle: 1050-1150yds (960-1052m)