Karatas Shawl by Andrea Cull

Karatas Shawl

June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette and Woven sts
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
840 - 1140 yards (768 - 1042 m)
small (large)
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Be bold, and knit like you mean it when you cast on for this bohemian-style triangular shawl. This design is intended for unique color combinations that have no intention of fading into each other. Choose hand-painted, tonal, or variegated skeins that complement each other and offer daring splashes of color.

Inspired by two jewel-toned skeins and a seaside village city in Turkey that this shawl is a tribute too.

This shawl is worked from the top down with sections of Garter stitch, Honeycomb Lace, Eyelet Lace, Drop Stitch Lace, and a special Woven stitch that uses cabling and slipped stitches to create a unique border. Includes written instructions and a chart for Honeycomb Lace sections.

The special Woven stitch creates a unique border well worth the extra time it takes. Many testers recommend going up a needle size or two for this stitch.

Finished Size 58 (74)” wide by 24 (30)” deep 147.5 (188) cm wide by 61 (76) cm deep

Yarn Approximately 840 (1140) yds 768 (1042) m of fingering weight yarn

  • Small shown in 2 skeins Malabrigo Mechita (100% wool; 420 yd (384 m)/ 3.53 oz 100 g): Mandragora (brown variegated; MC) and Indiecita (blue-green; CC) 1 skein each.

  • Large with tassels shown in 3 skeins of Tosh Merino Light (100% Merino wool; 420 yd (384 m)/ 3.53 oz 100 g): Meet Me in the Basement (dark rose; MC) 2 skeins and The Upside Down (gray; CC) 1 skein.

Notions markers; cable needle; tapestry needle

Difficulty intermediate

Skills required slipped stitch, cabling, lace worked on both right side and wrong side.

This pattern has been professionally edited and test knit.