Purvi by Anjali


by Anjali
April 2015
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, post blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
260 - 440 yards (238 - 402 m)
Small [Large]
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Charming and beautiful, the lotus-eyed Purvi appears from the east at the end of the day. Purvi translates to “from the east” and is also the name of a popular Hindustani raga in Indian classical music. Purvi is sung during dusk - just when the sun goes down and the breeze from the east brings the temperature down a notch - the time when Purvi shawl can keep your shoulders warm and add to the beauty of the evening.

Purvi is knit from the top down, starting with a garter stitch tab. The body of the shawl features a pretty leaf lace pattern which seamlessly evolves into a bigger leaf pattern. Charts and written instructions are provided for the lace stitch patterns. Adventurous knitters can optionally place beads on the pointy edges.

The sample is knit using Malabrigo Sock in Lettuce colorway. The shawl can be made using lace yarn, but the gauge and finished size will vary.

Small: 17” spine x 34”wingspan
Large: 34” spine x 48”wingspan

Small: 260 yards
Large: 440 yards