Nakahi Shawl by Francoise Danoy

Nakahi Shawl

Knitting
November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Lace Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
One Size, just easily adjustable.
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If Crocodile Dundee was the type to wear shawls, it would probably be this one. The overlapping decreases in the lace stitch create a scale like quality in the fabric and pair it up with an eccentric, hand-dyed yarn, you find yourself with a Nakahi (Maori for snake). The lace pattern is easy to memorize, making for a great relaxing and mindless knit. This is also a quick knit due to decreases used to form the wedges, so the stitch count never gets overwhelming and youโ€™ll find that the rows just fly by. The Nakahi Shawl makes for a perfect accessory for those who love working with variegated, stippled or other eccentric color-ways.


Needle: US size 6 (4mm), 40โ€ (80mm) circular needle. A long circular needle is recommended in order to accommodate the large number of stitches.
Yarns Used: The Yarns of Richard Devrieze Pepping (Fingering / 4 Ply ; 100% Merino ; 225 yards / 65 grams). 2 skeins were used in the color way โ€œVisions of Paradiseโ€.
Yardage: 410-450 yards / 370 - 410 meters.
Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows over 4โ€/10cm. Gauge is not crucial to this project but varying gauges will effect final measurements and yardage.
Other Notions: Stitch markers, darning needle.
Final Measurements: 68โ€ / 172 cm length, 28โ€ / 70 cm at bind-off edge. Measurements will vary based on differing gauges and is easily adjustable.

Pattern contains schematic with measurements and overall shape, and written and charted instructions for the lace.