Latha by Kavitha Raman


January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 4 - 3.5 mm
752 - 800 yards (688 - 732 m)
One Size : 70" length X 27.5" depth
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Latha is an asymmetric triangular shawl designed with a garter body and lace border that features a meandering vine-like pattern.

I promise loads of mindless knitting / knit-flixing with this one. But may I request that you stay with me until you establish the border first? By doing that you get a fair idea of the lace, then you easily enter into the rhythm of working some mindless garter stopping periodically to work the lace.

‘Latha’ is a Sanskrit word that means creeper or vine.
Vines are intriguing plants. There is a beautiful rhythm to their growth making them an easy theme for art and craft projects. But to me, they also demonstrate adaptiveness, resourcefulness and resilience. They seem to be saying “Grow where you are planted.” I hope you enjoy the growth and rhythm, Latha brings to your needles.

I had the opportunity to collaborate with Marianated Yarns for this project. I love their collection of Scrumptious HT that comes in rich colors. And this yarn has incredible stitch definition that makes the lace work stand out beautifully.

Length (along the longest edge): 70” / 178cm.
Depth : 27.5” / 70cm.
Length (along the lace border) : 54” / 137cm.

2 skeins of Marianated Yarns Scrumptious HT Fingering; 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 400yard / 365m] per 100g/3.5 oz.

752 yards / 688m of fingering weight yarn.

3.5mm/US 4 circular needles min 32”80cm.

25 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter, blocked.
Lace panel (1 repeat of Chart C) = 3” / 7.5cm height and 5.75” / 14.5cm width, blocked.

1 stitch marker, Tapestry Needle.