Selimiye by Jennifer Dassau


DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
58” length and 17” depth.
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A long crescent shaped stole, this shawl is reminiscent of the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey. Knit from the bottom up with dome & minaret edging, the body is then worked in stockinette stitch with gentle shaping created by short rows.
Selimiye is part of the Sailing To Byzantium Collection, designs inspired by the art and architecture of ancient Constantinople. Designed for the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project 2011.

Techniques Used: longtail CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, short rows, bobbles; the lace edging is both written and charted, with links to my short rows and special lace stitch tutorials.

Size: 58” length and 17” depth.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino (51% silk, 49% merino wool; 150 yards/137m/50g); 3 skeins, shown in Topaz. The sample used approximately 400 yards.

Other Materials: US 7 (4.5mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 14 st and 30 rows/4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

Thank you to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover, and my lovely testknitters!

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