Shinju Scarf by Kirsten Johnstone

Shinju Scarf

September 2014
yarn held together
Lace ?
19 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in Veil Pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
766 yards (700 m)
One Size
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真珠 SHINJU : Japanese (Romaji) for (n) pearl.

This scarf is utter decadence. The luscious bloom of cashmere and silk is perfectly paired with the open mesh pattern. The drape is perfect and the softness is divine. Designed to be fully reversible for luxurious elan.

Construction Notes
This garment is worked in Veil Pattern to the body of the scarf with stocking/stockinette stitch (St st) folded hems.
1 thread of yarn is used to work the Veil Pattern, 2 threads held together for St st folded hems.

Length: 70in / 180cm
Width: 20in / 50cm

Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere (55% Silk, 45% Cashmere; 400yds (366mts) / 55grams; Colour: Silver Pearl #26), 2 skeins.

Total yardage required: 765 yds (700 mts).

Alternative Yarn Suggestions
Habu Textiles N-86 (100% cashmere; 202yds (182mts) / 0.5 oz. (28g).
Shibui Knits Pebble (48% Recycled Silk, 36% Fine Merino, 16% Cashmere; 224 yds (205 mts) / 24g (1.76oz).

4.5mm (US7) needles (or needle to obtain gauge)

19 stitches and 35 rows in 4” / 10cm in St st, washed and blocked with 2 threads held together
19 stitches and 15 rows in 4” / 10cm in Veil Pattern, washed and blocked with 1 thread only

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