Damini by Sandhya S.

Damini

Knitting
September 2020
Lace ?
19.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Damini Stitch Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1450 - 1550 yards (1326 - 1417 m)
One Size (89" x 29")
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“Damini” (lightning in Hindi) is a rectangular lace shawl featuring a zigzagging stitch pattern that resembles a streak of lightning in the monsoon sky. The sample was knit using a hundred-percent merino laceweight yarn (Reticule by Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play) on US size 4 (3.5mm) needles, and measures 89” x 29”.

A single repeat of the stitch pattern is worked across 31 stitches and 92 rows. The yarn-overs and accompanying decreases are worked on the right side only and every alternate row is a rest row. The stole can be made wider or narrower, longer or shorter by adding or leaving out pattern repeats.

This is a charted pattern.

-- Finished Dimensions: Length – 89 inches; Width – 29 inches
-- Gauge – 19.5 stitches and 26 per 4 inches, measured over the main Damini stitch pattern after blocking
-- Supplies:
* Yarn: Two 100-gram skeins of Reticule
(by Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play in the
“Smoky Granite” colorway) or
approximately 1500 yards of any merino
lace weight yarn.
* Needles: US size 4, or 3.5 mm needles
(recommended - 24” circular needles;
or any length and type that would
accommodate 30 inches of stitches)
* Notions: Blocking pins and wires,
Tapestry needle to weave in ends, 5
stitch markers