Lake Waters by Nailya Plaskey

Lake Waters

October 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in linen stitch
4.0 mm (G)
1500 - 1650 yards (1372 - 1509 m)
about 86 in / 107.5 cm at the top edge, and about 39 in / 97.5 cm from top to bottom
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Lakes make me feel calm and peaceful. This shawl was designed with indie-dyed yarn from Yoriko Oki, who perfectly captured an image of clouds reflecting in lake water with her Nita Lake colorway. Contrast color stripes in the body of the shawl make me think of undercurrents we can’t see in the depth of a lake. My hope is that as linen stitch and simple lace invite you to relax with their meditative repetition, you will enjoy the process as much as the result of making this large shawl.

Skill level: advanced beginner to intermediate
Finished dimensions: about 86 in / 107.5 cm at the top edge, and about 39 in / 97.5 cm from top to bottom.
Yarn: fingering weight yarn, size 1; 1300 yds / 1189 m of MC, 350 yds / 320 m of CC. Fibre Art Studio Sparkle, 75% superwash merino / 20% nylon / 5% stellina; 3 skeins of Nita Lake and 1 skein of Mermaid’s Tail, were used for the sample (tag info 438yds / 100 g).
Hook: US G (4 mm) or size to obtain gauge.
Other materials: tapestry needle, markers.
Gauge: 20 st and 22 rows = 4 in /10 cm in linen st. Gauge difference is not crucial in this shawl but may affect your finished size and yarn quantity.