Samarama shawl by Anna Lipinska

Samarama shawl

September 2014
Lace ?
33 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
one size
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The name SAMARAMA in my language means ‘only the frame and nothing else’ and I chose it deliberately, as my main and only concern while designing this shawl was to create an interesting way to join the diamonds. In other way, to create a frame for them.

While at school, I loved geometry, and this affection has stayed with me all through adult life. Now, it is often reflected in things I create.

Samarama is a bottom-up shawl, you start with casting on just 3 stitches and then build up the volume.

You choose how big the shawl should be. Sizing is totally adaptable, the shawl can be continued until the yarn ends.

You choose what yarn to use – from lace to DK weight. Make sure to choose yarn that blocks well, otherwise your effort will be lost.

Gauge and needles are not specified in the pattern, they depend on the yarn you choose. You can either knit loosely / with bigger size needles to make the shawl more lacy or knit tightly / smaller size needles to make the diamonds stand out.

You can choose nupps or beads, whichever you prefer.

Pictured shawl was knitted with Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace, 1 skein = 50g/390m/426yards, and I used up all the yarn, obtaining the shawl which is 180cm/71inches x 76cm/30inches approximately with nupps made with 9 increases.

I wish you happy knitting and a beautiful final result!!!

PS. I love new people to test my designs! If you are interested in ever becoming a tester of my future patterns, do let me know by signing up HERE, in my group Yellow Mleczyk Designs.