Kaapa Shawl by Inese Sang

Kaapa Shawl

May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
822 yards (752 m)
One size: Wingspan 77'' (197 cm), Cast off edge - 48'' (122 cm)
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Kaapa Shawl was inspired by the untamed natural beauty of sand dunes along the coast of the Baltic Sea. Kaapa is a variation of a Latvian word kāpa, meaning a dune.
Having grown up living next to the Baltic Sea, seeing the shoreline through eternal cycle of changing seasons and finding the peace and solace in the sandy steps, sea wind and smell of the pine forest, the very first images for a summer design brought my mind back to the sea. I wanted to knit that serenity and lightness in a shawl that would evoke the memories of the fine, soft sand, creaking of the tall pines in the dunes with their roots oftentimes half exposed to the surface, and the sound of crushing waves meeting the sound of wind gusts running through the pine branches.

It is an asymmetrical shawl worked sideways from tip to its widest point featuring a wavy textured side panel and simple body stitch with an i-cord edge and an i-cord bind off. The size is easily adjustable by adding or removing a full or half of the pattern repeats.

The pattern has been thoroughly tech edited and test knitted.

The pattern includes written instructions as well as charts.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (larger pattern repeats, slipped stitches, i-cord edging, i-cord bind off)

SIZE: Wingspan (length along the longest edge): 77” (197 cm). Length (of cast-off edge): 48” (122 cm). Depth: 33” (84 cm)

YARN & YARDAGE: The Fibre Co. Luma 50% wool, 25 % cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk; 137yds (125 m) per 50 gr skein Total of six skeins – 822 yds (750 m)
Colour: Cornsilk
DK weight yarn 822 yds (750 m)

NEEDLES: US 6 (4 mm) circulars with 32” (80 cm) cable (or size to obtain gauge)

GAUGE: 18 sts x 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking

NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, blocking tools

My biggest thanks to my tech editor and ever so amazing test knitters for their time, commitment and valuable feedback. Without your help this pattern couldn’t have happened.