Tokerau Shawl by Francoise Danoy

Tokerau Shawl

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Bud Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
725 - 798 yards (663 - 730 m)
After blocking, approx.: 70” wingspan, 17” depth (178cm wingspan, 43cm depth)
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This pattern is available for free.

Pattern is available via knotions!

Tokerau, the Maori word for Autumn, featuring a textured stitch and a lace stitch to resemble saplings and leaves, is the perfect shawl to wrap yourself up in this upcoming Fall season.

Alternating between a subtle, textured stitch on the stockinette body and an intricate lace pattern, this shawl hits the sweet spot between a project you can carry around with you and pick up as you like and one that requires some focus and attention at times.

Knit top-down, the shawl grows every row, resulting in a magnificent wingspan that you can wrap around yourself a couple times.

Picking colorways for this pattern is fun! Choose a fun, variegated, stippled, or eccentric yarn for the body, then a nice solid color to really let the lace shine.

After blocking, approx.: 70” wingspan, 17” depth (178cm wingspan, 43cm depth)

Martin’s Lab Bouncy Merino (100% Merino; 399 yards 365 meters/100 grams): O’Hara (red) (MC), 1 skein; and Strawberry Yogurt (CC), 1 skein

Size US 5 (3.75 mm): 32” circular needle is recommended in order to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Two stitch markers

20 sts and 32 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st/Bud Stitch after wet blocking.