Bojagi Shawl by knitboop designs

Bojagi Shawl

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October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch with larger needles, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 - 800 yards (549 - 732 m)
one size
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Why are your patterns no longer on Ravelry?:
In June 2020, Ravelry announced a redesign of their new website. While the aesthetics of the site could be debated, the new site triggered hundreds of migraines in migraine sufferers, and at least eight confirmed seizures in users. In response, Ravelry has shut down the “Accessibility” thread in their “For the Love of Ravelry” forum, silencing their neurodiverse user base. Furthermore, their statement of clarification made it clear that they do not (at the moment) intend for their site to be inclusive to those needs.

As a frequent migraine sufferer myself (although my migraines were not personally triggered by the site’s redesign), I cannot in good conscience direct my followers to a harmful and potentially dangerous website. Consequently, I have removed the files from my Ravelry pattern pages, with users instead being asked to redirect to my website — a website that was designed with those various needs in mind (thanks to the help I received from friends who are UI/UX developers and usability advocates).

“Bojagi” (보자기) is the Korean word for a square, fabric wrapper. These wrappers were traditionally used to carry all sorts of things, from lunchboxes to dowry boxes. Nowadays, they are used to ornately wrap important gifts, with special care given to the embroidery and tying technique.

The lace motif of this shawl is based on the most traditional tying technique, in which the corners are tied together like a small flower.

You can choose to knit this shawl with just two colors, or you can choose different colors for every section, getting the most out of your yarn scraps. With some math and creativity, you can also add more mixed-and-matched sections to your project!

Sizes: One size, but size may be easily adjusted by adding, removing, shortening, or lengthening any of the sections.

Yarn: 2 colors of fingering weight yarn.

Recommended Yarn: Kim Dyes Yarn Sourdough Sock.
Sample is knit in the colorways Hallelujah and Cora Crawley.

Economically Accessible Yarn: Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Kette Dye.

Needles: Circular needles in US 6 (4mm) and US 7 (4.5mm).

Gauge: Gauge is not critical, but should approximate to 20 stitches and 35 rows after blocking for 4 inches squared in garter stitch.

Thank you to Kim Dyes Yarn for providing yarn support, to Lisa Rose (@will_knit_for_a_degree), Republica Unicornia Yarns, and Yarn Therapy, for providing test knitting scholarships, and to my test knitters Jay, Jenny, Jieun, Leona, Lisa, @abcrafting, @corvidaethegrey, @forestfiberarts, Christine, and Vivian.

Designing is a fulfilling hobby for me, so I will not be charging for my patterns at this moment in time. However, if you would like to tip me, please feel free to do so at my Ko-fi page. Ko-fi’s are never expected but always appreciated.