Arashi by ema marinescu


March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
840 yards (768 m)
one size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

For the actual pattern, please follow the link below to the Knitty website.
For the charted decrease sections, please download the pdf document by clicking the ravelry download link above. The charts are made available for your ease of reference.

Arashi, which is Japanese for “storm”, came to be during a very tempestuous week - high winds, dark, cloudy days and seemingly endless rain, and got its name because whenever I looked at this gorgeous colorway, the image of the strong, stormy sea came to mind.

The shawl has a rather unusual trapezoid shape and is knit outwards in two directions from the center. Elongated stitches frame the simple yet elegant lace pattern that makes it a piece you can easily dress up or down. The smocked stitches at the center of the shawl make the texture really stand out.

Width at widest point: 76 inches/193 cm
Depth at widest point: 19.5 inches/49.5 cm

Quince & Co Sparrow - 5 skeins

Needles and notions

  • US #2.5/3 mm circular needle - 24 inch/60cm or longer
  • Crochet hook and waste yarn (for provisional cast on)
  • Tapestry needle (for smocking and weaving in ends)

20 sts/24 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch

Gauge is not critical for this project, as long as you like how the fabric looks, although working a different gauge will affect finished size and yarn usage.

Section A:
Row 2 WS: K3, sl1, {Row 2 of Main Pattern} 4 times, k3.