Kashgar by Simone Kereit

Kashgar

Knitting
April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
490 - 510 yards (448 - 466 m)
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errata:
page 2, left column second to last paragraph: all LC should be LS.
page 2 top right column, row 3 should read: Knit to 5 sts…

Silk Road

The camels tread with steady pace
and on we walk through dust and haze.
Then desert sands we leave behind
reach rocky ground, sky open wide,
I strain my eyes, I think I might
see glimpse of green, rest is in sight!

Silks and stories from afar
we trade with people in Kashgar
Cashmere and Silk, and gemstones are
up for grabs in the bazaar.


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Instructions for all the shawls in the Wayfarer path are available both charted and written (line by line)

Kashgar, is named after an Oasis trading town that
sits on the far western edge of the Taklamakan Desert.
At the crossroads of cultures, a center of trade,
with goods from east, west and south exchanged
hands here — Silk, mohair, wool, gemstones, and
animals.

This bottom up shawl starts with a pretty peacock
edge and beads for the southern routes from India,
fibers from the east and west, and textural interest
in the transparent lattice sections.
After the lace section, simple bands of shortrows allow
the shawl to gracefully curve, its crescent shape
sitting safely on the shoulders.

Yarn

-Seven Sisters Arts Matrika (80% Merino, 20% Silk;
400 yards / 366 m per 100 g/ 3.5 oz skein)
1 skein in Waterlilies (yarn A)
and
-Seven Sisters Arts Celaeno (60% Mohair, 40% Silk;
330 yards / 300 m per 25 g/ 0.8 oz skein)
1 skein in Tulugaak ( yarn B)
or
Fingering weight yarn (A), 350 yds / 320 m, and silk
mohair lace (B) 135 yds / 124 m

Needles
US 5 (3.75 mm) min 32”/ 80 cm circular needle and
US 6 (4 mm) min 32”/ 80 cm circular needle to hold
large number of stitches, or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
18 st and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st
Finished Size
59”/ 150 cm wingspan tip to tip, 15”/ 38 cm center
back depth

Notions
Beads: approx. 360 size 6/0 beads (sample used
Miyuki 6-1256 Matte Metallic Patina Iris)
Tiny crochet hook for adding beads, or tool for
preferred method of beading
Tapestry Needle