Arabesque Shawl by Margaret Holzmann

Arabesque Shawl

July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
71” x 15” (180cm x 38cm)
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A graceful, crescent shaped shawl inspired by arabesque designs, that can be worn in a variety of ways. The shawl is knit in one piece with lacy designs on both selvedge edges. The crossed stitches that create the oval shapes are made with the clever use of a cable needle. The pattern is written with the option of using charts. A diagram is also provided.

Size: The finished size of the shawl is 71” x 15” (180cm x 38cm)

Materials: 380 yards (350m) Knitpicks Diadem Solid Fingering Yarn (color shown is Argent).

Equipment: US Size 8 (5mm) knitting needles, cable needle, tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Gauge: 14 sts and 19 rows = 4” (10 cm), in stockinette stitch on US Size 8 (5mm) needles.