Sinuosity Shawl by Janelle Martin

Sinuosity Shawl

October 2014
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in chart A, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
840 - 1392 yards (768 - 1273 m)
Medium, Large
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Sinuous waves flow through the body of this top-down, triangular shawl, highlighted by the luster and drape inherent in the longwool fibres of the Blue Faced Leicester. If substituting yarn, select a wool blend that contains silk to achieve the same amount of drape.

Sinuosity Shawl begins with a lace “tab,” a common method for beginning top-down, triangular shawls. As the Sinuosity Shawl has a panel down the centre, the tab “strip” is longer. A link to instructions for this technique is provided in the Links section of this pattern. Instructions are included for both a narrow (shown in sample worn by model) and wide (shown in edging close up) edging option.

Pattern is 10 pages and includes both charted and written instructions.

Skills Required:

  • Reading Charts
  • Working Lace
  • Provisional Cast On
  • Picking up stitches

Finished Size (stretched & blocked):
Medium (Large) – 66 (82)”/167.64 (208.28) cm wide by 27 (36)”/68.58 (91.44) cm centre depth

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers (4), plus additional for marking repeats (optional)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions)
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires and Tpins
  • Waste yarn for provisional cast on

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: 840 (1,392) yards/768 (1,273) meters of wool fingering weight yarn that knits up to 8 sts/inch.

Shown In: String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn ‘Bluestocking’, (420 yds/384 meters; 80% Blue Faced Leicester, 20% Nylon; 3.99 oz/113 grams per skein), 2 skeins in Marmalade. Size Medium.

Other Possible Yarns:

  • Fleece Artist ‘Leicester 2/8’, (546 yards/499 meters; 100% Blue Faced Leicester; 4.41 oz/125 grams per skein).
  • Juniper Moon Farm ‘Sprout 100% BFL’, (438 yards/401 meters; 100% Blue Faced Leicester; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).
  • Indigodragonfly ‘Sad Lester Sock’, (430 yards/393 meters; 100% Blue Faced Leicester; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).
  • The Natural Dye Studio ‘Dazzle HT Sock’, (440 yards/402 meters; 100% Blue Faced Leicester; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).
  • Shibui Knits ‘Staccato’, (191 yards/175 meters; 70% merino, 30% silk; 1.76 oz, 50 grams per skein).
  • Fyberspates ‘Scrumptious 4ply/sport’, (399 yards/365 meters; 55% merino, 45% silk; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.