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Karamagara

Knitting
March 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 yards (549 m)
one size
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Karamagara is a garter stitch triangle knit with a geometric lace panel for focal interest.

The name comes from a town in Turkey where there is a bridge that is possibly the earliest known pointed arch bridge. The edging of this shawl evokes the points on the bridge.

With both charts and written instructions, knitters will be able to choose their most comfortable way to follow the pattern.

Yarn
Approximately 600 yards of fingering weight yarn – Testers used anywhere from 420 to 630 yards, depending on gauge.

Sample Shown in:
Twisted Fiber Art Tasty 80% merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon blend with 315 yards/70 grams

Total used: 557 yards/ 147 grams used

Needle
1 US size 6 (4.0 mm), 24-inch circular or length preferred for weight of yarn

Notions
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers for marking center section and/or edgings

Gauge
23 sts/34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US size 6 needles

Exact gauge is not important but do note that a looser gauge will result in the use of more yardage

Finished Size
60” across by 24” down center

Abbreviations/Stitches Used
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
LH – left hand
p – purl
psso – pass slipped sts over
RS – right side
sl – slip
s2kp2 – slip 2 together knitwise, k1, psso
ssk – slip, slip (knitwise), knit slipped sts together
st(s) – stitch(es)
tbl – through the back loop
WS – wrong side
yo – yarn over