Dragonfly Yoga Shawl by Carolyn Holbrook

Dragonfly Yoga Shawl

October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in Loch Ness Knitting 4 ply Merino
US 6 - 4.0 mm
809 - 990 yards (740 - 905 m)
Small and Large
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Small Dragonfly Yoga Shawl
Dimensions- 76 in/192 cm x 28 in/71 cm
Yarn - 2 skeins - Loch Ness Knitting, 4 ply Merino Woodland Collection, Color - Mixed Green, 437 yards/400 meters per 100g skein or any smooth fingering weight yarn. Amount used for sample - 809 yards/ 739 meters

Large Dragonfly Yoga Shawl
Dimensions - 104 in/264 cm x 36 in/92 cm
Yarn - 5 skeins - Tukuwool Fingering, Color - 09 Raku, 210 yards/195 meters per 50g skein or any similar rustic fingering weight yarn. Amount used for sample - 990 yards/905 meters.

Needles - US 6/4.00 mm circular needle - 32 inch/80 cm. US 7 - 4.50 mm straight needle for BO.

Notions - Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle.

Gauge - Stockinette Stitch - 21 stitches x 28 rows = 4 in (10 cm) for Tukuwool Fingering.
23 stitches x 32 rows for Loch Ness Knitting, 4 ply Merino.

Shawl Construction
A triangular shaped shawl starting with a garter stitch tab with increases at each end and along the spine on every right-side row. We start our knitting adventure at the top of the shawl with simple lacework dragonflies. Celtic legends talks about the dragonfly as a magical creature and a symbol of transformation. The shawl contains a Field of Flowers lacework which is a simple yarnover and knit two together. Since this is a called a yoga shawl, the design incorporates 108 simulated mala bead bobbles. Mala beads are used in meditation and yoga practice for concentration and mindfulness, so with this shawl you will have your beads right at your fingertips. Garter stitch rows, in between the various designs, provide a rest period and at the end of your shawl knitting journey a decorative 108 Picot Bead edge. This shawl is perfect to wear to your favorite yoga class or to wrap around yourself while sitting in a field of heather watching the dance of the dragonflies.