Vurvene by Jennifer Dassau


July 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
220 - 1100 yards (201 - 1006 m)
80” length and 17” depth.
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Vurvene is the third release in the Three Belles and One Beau collection, and may be purchased individually or as part of the ebook.

Vurvene is a feisty and decisive belle, long and lean with simple beauty. This bias asymmetric shawl is worked in garter stitch, with sweeping eyelet rows framing ever-lengthening short row stockinette wedges. A picot top edge adds just a touch of feminine decoration to her bold and linear charm. Vurvene is part of Three Belles & One Beau, a collection featuring three diverse sideways shawls with short row details, plus one simple sideways textured wrap.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, short rows. This pattern includes a link to my short row tutorials.

Size: 80” wingspan and 17” depth.

Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 220 yards/50g); 3 skeins, shown in Bordeaux. The sample as written used approximately 660 yards of drapey fingering weight yarn, but any amount may be used; see Designer’s Notes.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (1); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 18 st and 36 rows/4” in garter stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

Thank you to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.

For questions or to show off your shawl, visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.