Whakatā Shawl by Francoise Danoy
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Whakatā Shawl

Knitting
January 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Slip Stitch Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
720 - 760 yards (658 - 695 m)
60 inches / 150 cm width ; 12 inches / 30 cm depth.
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After a long and stressful day, unwind with the Whakataa Shawl. A relaxing and meditative knit, you’ll find yourself entranced by the yarn running through your fingers, hypnotized by the rhythm of the stitch patterns and in love with the swooping silhouette of the crescent shaping. A collaborative piece between Aroha Knits and Moeke yarns, this shawl was designed to take advantage of the rustic and organic nature of the yarn with a classic and simple design and textural stitches that play wonderfully with the variegated bases.

Pattern includes a video tutorial on how to work the diamond stitch pattern, stitch counts for each RS row, written and charted instructions as well as a link to view and download high-res photos of the shawl.


Needle: US size 5 (3.75mm), 32” (60cm) circular needle. A long circular needle is recommended in order to accommodate the large number of stitches.
Yarns Used: Moeke Yarns, Transylvanian Merino (Fingering ;100% Merino ; 382 yards / 350 meters / 100 grams)
Yardage: 750 yards / 685 meters. Two skeins in the color way Coral and Beige Variegated were used.
Gauge: 24 sts and 40 rows per 4 inches / 10cm.
Other Notions: Stitch makers, darning needle.
Final Measurements: 60 inches / 150 cm width ; 12 inches / 30 cm depth.
Pattern includes schematic, written and charted instructions and tips.