Xenia by Vanessa Smith
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July 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
490 - 500 yards (448 - 457 m)
One size.
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Xenia is a generously sized, crescent shaped shawl that can be worn casually or for evenings out on the town in your favorite little black dress. With its ability to be worn in many ways, this shawl is sure to become a favorite in your personal knitwear wardrobe, or make a great gift for a scarf-loving friend. The shawl’s center features a simple horizontal ridge detail to lend visual interest to an otherwise stockinette fabric. A beautifully scalloped knit on border adds an elegant finishing touch.

Pattern consists of 5 pages with both written and charted instruction. Instructions are also provided for a two-color variation.

Finished Measurements
One size, approximately 67”/170 cm along top edge and 14”/36 cm deep at center after blocking.

Modify the finished size of your shawl by adjusting your gauge with larger or smaller needles, using alternate yarn weights and/or following the guidelines for ‘Adjusting for a Finer Gauge,’ included in this pattern.

Materials & Gauge
Yarn: Approximately 490 yards/448 m sport weight; Sample pictured used Pigeonroof Studios Superwash Merino/Cashmere/Nylon ‘Siren Two’ Sport in colorway ‘Silver Plate’
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) 32”/81 cm or longer circular needle; 1 US 6 (4 mm) DPN or spare needle, or size needed to obtain gauge; tapestry needle
Gauge: 20 sts & 30 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette st, unblocked. Getting exact gauge is not critical, but it will affect yardage needed for your shawl.