A one-skein shawlette, Iznik is knit sideways in garter stitch with a knit-in lace border reminiscent of Turkish Iznik ceramic tile motifs.
Iznik is part of the Sailing To Byzantium Collection, designs inspired by the art and architecture of ancient Constantinople. Designed for the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project 2011.
Techniques & Skills Used: longtail CO, backwards loop CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, lace; the lace edging is both fully written and charted, with links to my special lace stitch tutorials.
Size: 42” length and 17” depth, customizable.
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% superwash merino wool; 440 yards/ 402m/100g); 1 skein, shown in Playa. The sample used approximately 370 yards; instructions are provided for using any amount of yarn.
Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (2); Yarn needle.
Gauge: 24 st and 32 rows/4” in garter stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.
Thank you to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover, and my lovely testknitters!
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