Antarktis by Janina Kallio


August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, before blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
One size, see notes
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In the life of a compulsive knitter, some patterns appear to be more addictive than others. Those that keep you entertained the whole time, and make it impossible to put down your needles. While the shawl starts growing quickly and take shape under your eyes, the only thing you want to do is… keep on knitting.

Alternating garter stitch and lace sections with an interesting rhythm so you never get bored, this asymmetrical shawl is an incredibly entertaining knit. It’s no surprise Antarktis has been knitters’ favourite for years… Sharpen your needles and you’ll soon find out why.


Approximately 366 m / 400 yards of fingering weight yarn. Shown with DyeForWool BFL Superwash in colourway Dirty Blue Ice (blue) and Malabrigo Yarn sock in colourway Lettuce (green).

Size 4 mm / US 6 circular needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain pattern gauge.

Shawl is worked flat but I recommend using a 80-100 cm / 32-40 inch circular needle to accommodate the growing number of stitches.

FINISHED SIZE After blocking
58 x 175 cm / 23 x 69 inches

Please note that firm blocking is essential to this project. Use the schematic in the pattern to guide your blocking.

k: knit
kfb: knit to front and back loop of the same stitch
yo: yarn over
k2tog: knit two stitches together

All instructions are in fully written format and do not include charts. Blocking instructions and a schematic is also provided.

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