Pennae Shawl by Hilary Smith Callis

Pennae Shawl

May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
690 yards (631 m)
63”/ 160 cm wingspan; 30”/ 76 cm height
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Pennae (Latin for feathers) is a light and feathery asymmetrical triangular shawl that utilizes the beauty of Anzula’s new silk and wool blend yarn. Pennae starts out with just one stitch and grows from there, with a simple solid section transitioning into lace stripes, after which a lovely plume of lace finishes the shawl. The lace is an uncomplicated pattern based on Barbara Walker’s Porcupine Stitch – a chart and written directions have both been provided for easy execution. Have fun picking colors -- either bold contrast or tone-on-tone, two colors or three -- whatever you choose will make for a pretty multi-seasonal piece.

Specific Yarn Requirements:
690 yds/ 630 m of fingering weight yarn: 400 yds/ 366 m of MC and 260 yds/ 238 m of CC1 for 2-color version OR 375 yds/ 343 m of MC, 260 yds/ 238 m of CC1, and 25 yds/ 23 m of CC2 for 3-color version
Shown in Anzula Luxury Fibers Silken (50% Superwash Merino, 50% Tussah Silk); 375 yds/ 343 m per 110 g); 2 skeins of Peacock (MC) and 1 skein of Irene (CC1) for 2-color version, and 1 skein each of Nimbus (MC), Seaside (CC1), and Irene (CC2) for 3-color version

US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, at least 24”/ 60 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge

22 sts & 26 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Garter Stitch after blocking
21 sts & 26 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Lace pattern after blocking
Meeting these exact gauges is not crucial, but any major differences will affect the size of the finished shawl.

Technical editing by Tana Pageler.

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