Kashmiri Shawl by Lana Jois
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Kashmiri Shawl

August 2017
Light Fingering ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in lace patt
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1150 yards (1052 m)
59 (73.75)" wide and 15.75 (24.25)" tall

Europeans loved the beautiful shawls imported from Kashmir, but few people could afford them. This demand helped advance the Industrial Revolution: Scottish manufacturers in Paisley created cheaper alternatives on looms with Jacquard attachments. Our Kashmiri Shawl re-creates traditional Kashmiri designs with lace patterning.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 59 (73.75)“ wide and 15.75 (24.25)” tall. Shawl shown measures 73.75”.

Yarn Anzula Cloud (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon): madam, 2 skeins.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.

Gauge 19 sts and 24 rows = 4” in lace patt.

Note This shawl is worked back and forth in rows, starting with a provisional cast-on. When the shawl is complete, a lace border is worked at each end.