Surya by Caryl Pierre


December 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 575 yards (366 - 526 m)
Shawlette and Shawl
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This shawl uses the sunspots stitch from Barbara Walker’s 3rd Treasury. To invoke the idea of the sun, I named the shawl Surya who is the main sun god in the Hindu religion.

The pattern is both written and charted.

Tech Editor: Lauren Cross (crazyl)

Stitches of note in the pattern:

  • Central Double Increase (A photo tutorial is provided and a link to a video tutorial I created is also included)
  • K3tog
  • S2kp
  • Sk2p

Skill Level: Advanced Intermediate

Sizes: Shawlette and Shawl versions.

Finished Measurements: Shawl - 66”x32”; Shawlette - 58”x27”

Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


  • Size 3.75mm (US 5) circular needles (at least 32”/80cm long)
  • Crochet Hook (size G/4mm) for garter tab cast-on
  • Scrap yarn
  • Stitch markers (4)
  • Tapestry needle

Yarn: approx. 400 for the shawlette and 575 yards for the shawl in heavy lace or fingering weight yarn. Used in photos:
Shawlette: String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Caper Sock (Laguna/blue)
Shawl: String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Caper Lace (Fusion/green)