Voussoir Shawl by L Abinante

Voussoir Shawl

April 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
440 - 460 yards (402 - 421 m)
10"/25cm at deepest point, 66.5"/169cm wingspan.
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Voussoir Shawl is modeled after the wedge-shaped bricks that fill in the gaps in archways left behind by regular, lesser bricks. The smocked cable motif stacks rows of stitches in a similar fashion, creating miniature archways of cabled stitches. Paired with ribbing, this scarf has no proper top or bottom.

About Arch Shawls

Comprised of 3 patterns, the Arch Shawls collection features stitch motifs inspired by elements of Venetian architecture. I don’t claim to be an expert on architecture, but the vast buildings throughout Italy inspired me to create shawls based on the styles used in their unique structures.

All three shawls are single-skein projects and worked using short rows, each one making use of a cabled, lace, or textured motif.

Patterns may be purchased individually ($6 each) or as a set of 3 ($16).

Arch Shawls includes: