Kanak by Sandhya S.


June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Kanak Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
550 - 650 yards (503 - 594 m)
Wingspan - 70", Center Depth - 13"
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(Pattern last edited on July 02, 2016)

Kanak is a crescent-shaped shawl featuring a textured lace stitch pattern. I used approximately 550 yards of KnitPicks Capretta and US size 5 needles to knit my sample, but any fingering-weight yarn with good stitch definition should work. The size of the shawl can be adjusted by working more or fewer repeats of the pattern. To get a drapier fabric, you could go up a needle size or two. Conversely, to get more well-defined, denser texture, you could go down a needle size, which will also increase the yarn requirement.

The pattern is a simple 12-row repeat with mostly knits and purls, and a few eyelets that appear only once every 6 rows.