Awilix by Fatimah Hinds


February 2014
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
One Size
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I am fascinated by designs that are unisex but have a unique voice for women and men. This shawl is specifically designed to be worn by a man or woman. Awilix was a Mayan deity of the moon and the night. Depending on which lore you read, Awilix was described as the goddess or a god. The beauty and mystery of the Awilix shawl is its versatility. By simply changing the yarn, the piece goes from flowy, delicate and feminine to utilitarian, rich, and masculine. The unique parallelogram shape paired with the blunt ends makes it infinitely wearable. This piece was designed as collaboration with The Verdant Gryphon for the lovely Shades of Winter 2014 collection.

Details: Awilix is knit similar to a typical triangular shawl from tip to tip the difference being the location of the increases and decreases. The inset motif is accomplished using simple 1x1 cables. A cable needle is not necessary and instructions are provided for how to accomplish this. Be sure to read all of the instructions for each section prior to starting.

Size: One size; 3 in (tip), 16 in (center), 72 in long

Yarn and needle:
Womens (Laceweight version): 1 hank Mithril in Lady of the Sycamore; size 7/4.5mm needle

Mens (Worsted version): 2 hanks Mondegreen in Wales;
size 8/5.0mm