Baobab shawl by Niina Risulainen

Baobab shawl

April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 41 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1257 - 1300 yards (1149 - 1189 m)
one size
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I have long wanted to design a shawl with a scalloped edge. The shape of the shawl reminds me of a sunrise as well as a big round tree. Hence the name Baobab. The shawl was previously exclusive to the Finnish knitting club Kalakukkojen neuleklubi, of the Ravelry group Kalakukko puikoissa.

Shawl 1
Kässäkerho Pom pom Donegal sock; 85% Merino, 15% Viscose, 100 g/ 400 m (438 yds)
Color A= Purple, approx. 66 g/ 264 m (289 yds)
Color B= Light green, approx. 72 g/ 288 m (315 yds)
Kässäkerho Pom pom BFL sock; 75% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester -sheep wool, 25% Nylon, 100g/ 425 m (465 yds)
Color C= Peach, approx. 150 g/ 637,5 m (697 yds)

Shawl 2
Hjertegarn Wool Silk; 75% wool, 25 % silk, 50 g/ 300 m (328 yds)
Color A= Dark red, color 3016, approx. 50 g/ 300 m (328 yds)
Color B= Rusty orange, color 3003, approx. 50g/ 300 m (328 yds)
Color C= Bright yellow, color 3019, approx. 120 g/ 720 m (787 yds)
Or you can use any other wool or wool blend fingering weight yarns.

3,75 mm (US 5) 100 cm (39.4 inch) long circular needles. You can switch to longer needles for the last rows.

20 sts and 41 rows =10 cm (4 inch) in garter sts
You can adjust the size of the shawl by modifying the
tension and/ or making fewer sections. Original shawl
includes a total of 5 sections.

Measurements when shawl is lying flat: width approx
115 cm (45.3 inch) x height approx 115 cm (45.3 inch).
Measurement from the center to the edge is approx
63 cm (24.8 inch).

Thank you maririi, Tui, Marruknits and Olebrumm for test reading the english pattern!

Kiitos myös kaikille neuleklubiin osallistuneille, kun kannustitte ja innoititte minua!