Sokolata by Hilary Smith Callis


January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
930 yards (850 m)
Finished measurements: 90”/228.5 cm wingspan, 19”/48 cm height at center
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Warm, calming, and rich as a cup of cocoa, Sokolata is an oversized garter stitch shawl that will soothe your soul. Sokolata is knit from the bottom up with a striped border and short rows forming it into an asymmetrical crescent. It showcases four colors of Anzula’s merino/yak blend yarn, Katara, and truly puts this gorgeous yarn on display. With simple stripes and a repetitive short row pattern, Sokolata is perfect for cuddling up by the fire with your chocolatey beverage of choice.

Psst…if you’re at TNNA Jan 31-Feb 3, stop by the Anzula booth to check Sokolata out in person and pet the pretty yarn!

Specific yarn requirements:
Anzula Luxury Fibers Katara (50% Yak, 50% Superwash Merino;
98 yds/90 m per 50g); 2 skeins each of Frankie (C1) and Boysenberry (C2), 1 skein of Charcoal (C3), and 5 skeins of Au Natural (C4)
Or, 4 colors of DK weight yarn:
195 yds/180 m of C1, 150 yds/135 m of C2, 95 yds/85 m of C3, and
490 yds/450 m of C4 for a total of 930 yds/850 m

US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, at least 40”/100 cm long

14.5 sts & 34 rows = 4”/10 cm in Garter Stitch
Meeting this exact gauge is not crucial, but any major differences will affect the size of the finished shawl as well as yarn requirements.

Technical editing by Tana Pageler.

Please come ask questions and share either in-progress or FO photos in The Yarniad’s Symposium group!