Indira by Vanessa Smith

Indira

Knitting
July 2019
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
850 - 920 yards (777 - 841 m)
One Size, easily modified as noted in pattern
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Indira is an elegant, asymmetrical shawl featuring a unique double-braided cable, simple allover lace, and luxurious fisherman’s rib. The shawl is worked primarily on the bias, beginning with just a few stitches and gradually increased to the shawl’s full depth before the edging is worked. Short-row shaping is used to achieve the edging’s tapered appearance. The resulting generous wingspan offers the perfect amount of warmth and styling opportunities.

Sizes
One Size

Finished Measurements
Approximately 85” (216 cm) wide and 20” (51 cm) deep

Shawl size is easily modified, as noted in the pattern.

Yarn
Approximately 920 yards (841 meters) of each a smooth, plied fingering weight yarn and a lace weight mohair blend.

Shawl pictured used 2 skeins each of the following yarns held together:

  • Boss Kitty Cats Cradle - Solid fingering weight; 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon in colorway ‘Murder Mittens’
  • Jorstad Creek Isle of Skye lace weight; 70% superkid mohair, 30% mulberry silk in colorway ‘Lady Mary’

Needles
US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm) or longer

Gauge
22 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, unblocked

Getting exact gauge is not critical, but it will affect the amount of yarn needed for your shawl.

Notions

  • (1) Stitch marker
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle