Caravanserai by Kelly White Designs


July 2018
Light Fingering ?
19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 1079 yards (914 - 987 m)
1 Size (right triangle with 45.25”/115 cm long legs and a 64”/162.5 cm hypotenuse)
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For the travel-loving knitter, this generously sized triangular shawl packs down to nothing. Caravanserai’s bold color changes and geometric lace are just the ticket, whether you’re twirling the night away in your favorite little black dress, dining al fresco in Amalfi, or warming-up après ski. Built centuries ago in the desert regions of Asia and North Africa, a caravanserai was a roadside inn with a central courtyard where travelers could rest and recover from the day’s journey. Wherever you’re headed, toss a playful tassel across your shoulder and enjoy the airy drape of this fly-off-the-needles statement shawl.

The instructions are written and the lace is charted (no line-by-line written instructions for the lace).

Also included: Written tutorial and tips for knitting from charts and printer-friendly version of the pattern.

Sizes: One size.

Finished Dimensions:
Right triangle with 45.25”/115 cm long legs and a 64”/162.5 cm hypotenuse (after blocking).

Approx. 1079 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
Color 1 (Cumulus): 127 yards / 116 meters
Color 2 (Hathor’s Gem): 37 yards / 34 meters
Color 3 (Quercus): 305 yards / 279 meters
Color 4 (Deepest Desire): 485 yards / 443 meters
Mix for tassels: approx. 125 yards / 114 meters

Suggested Yarns: This project requires 4 skeins of Sincere Sheep Cormo Fingering (100% domestic Cormo wool, 9 Mile Ranch, Kaycee, Wyoming; 500 yards (457 meters)/4 oz)

Additional Tools & Notions:
Stitch markers
Blunt tapestry needle
Cardboard and scissors (to make tassels)

Donation Update:
During July 2018, I donated 50% of Caravanserai pattern sales to RAICES, to support their work providing legal services for immigrant families. (Total pattern sales: 6 Total donation: $21).

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