Basilica Shawl by Justyna Lorkowska

Basilica Shawl

December 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1094 - 1181 yards (1000 - 1080 m)
one size
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This simple but stylish shawl is engaging and rhythmic to knit, and easy and fun to wear. Most of the body is worked in striped Garter stitch. The final section of simple lace engages the mind and draws the eye.

This shawl is very special to me as it’s the first big design for which I dyed the yarn myself. If you’d like to use Merlen feel more than welcome to head over here.

Finished dimensions: approx. 181cm/71.25” wide and 80 cm/31.5” long to bottom point.

3 skeins of Merlen by Cecily Grove Yarns (90% merino, 10% linen; 360m/394y per 100g). Shown in colorways: C1 – Basalt, C2 – Whisper, C3 – Patina, 1 skein each.

3.5 mm/US #4 circular needle (80 cm/32” long).
3.25 mm/US #3 circular needle (80 cm/32” long).

tapestry needle for weaving ends.

24 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm/4” in Garter st measured flat after wet blocking.
The gauge isn’t crucial on this project, but differences will affect the finished size as well as the required yardage.

If you purchase 5 of my self-published designs at the same time (they need to be in the same cart), you will get the least expensive for free!