Sestra Shawl by Amanda Kaffka

Sestra Shawl

Knitting
July 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Lace
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in St-st with yarn A & B held together
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1894 yards (1732 m)
One Size
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“Sestra” is the Ukrainian pronunciation for sister, and this shawl was designed in honor of two beloved sisters, Grocery Girls Tracie and Jodi, using the custom colorways they inspired. Knit with one skein each of La Bien Aimée Merino Singles and Mohair Silk in Sienna and Jasper, Sestra Shawl takes you on a journey of texture and color. A bind-off/cast-on technique creates lines of horizontal stitches that separate 13 vertical sections, each one highlighting the yarn’s beauty. It’s an addictive project you won’t want to put down. The result is a stunning shawl that you can wrap around yourself like a sisterly hug.

YARN
Note: Yarn is held together throughout in different combinations.
A: La Bien Aimée Merino Singles (400 yards/366 meters, fingering weight) x 1 in color Sienna.
B: La Bien Aimée Merino Singles (400 yards/366 meters, fingering weight) x 1 in color Jasper.
C: La Bien Aimée Mohair Silk (546 yards/500 meters, lace weight) x 1 in color Sienna.
D: La Bien Aimée Mohair Silk (546 yards/500 meters, lace weight) x 1 in color Jasper.

NEEDLES
5.5mm (US 9) 24”-32” (60-80cm) circular needles.

NOTIONS
2 Stitch Markers.
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends.

FINAL MEASUREMENTS
Top edge length: 88”/223.5cm.
Center height: 24”/61cm.
Half side length: 50”/127cm.

GAUGE
St-st using 2 strands of Color A held double.
Blocked: 16 sts x 24 rows = 4”/10cm.