Elegant and stylish with a spectacular lace border, this top-down semi-circularish shawl transitions from stocking stitch to the billowing border all in single rows. A lacy edging is knitted along as you go. Shaping is made by paired increases -- for comparison: Tiong Bahru1 is a bit more crescent-y than Bakau.
Åsa’s Tab Cast on (first featured in the Bakau pattern) makes another appearance here.
There are two sizes to choose from, a generous shawl and a slightly smaller version (but rather bigger than a shawlette).
The pattern can easily be scaled up or down. Stitch counts and calculations for this are provided.
For a beaded Bind Off as in KimDenise’s gorgeous Tiong Bahru:
Small: 176 beads
Large: 197 beads
As for yarn choices, Tiong Bahru can be worked in cobweb to heavy laceweight in silk, silk-blends or wool.
The red (slightly larger) shawl in the photos was knitted with Wollmeise Lace-Garn. The grey with DyeForYarn Lace Silk.
Gauge for WM Lace: approx 19 sts x 32 rows = 10 cm/ 4”
Gauge for DFY Silk: approx 20 sts x 27 rows = 10 cm/ 4”
A Japanese translation is available at Atelier Knits.