Laulu shawl by Sari Nordlund

Laulu shawl

Knitting
September 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
519 yards (475 m)
one size, Length 125 cm / 49.25 inches, Width 33 cm / 13 inches
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The Laulu shawl is a little kerchief that can be worn in multiple ways. It is started at the tip of the shawl, then increased on every right side row until the full width before decreasing your way back to the other tip. The size can easily be modified by adding more pattern repeats for a larger shawl.

The Laulu shawl was designed with those odd balls and leftover skeins of fingering weight yarn and mohair we all have in our stashes, but the shawl can also be worked in a single strand of DK weight yarn.

Laulu is the Finnish word for “a song”. I chose this name because the undulating cables and rhythm they create reminded me of soft melodies.

Size
Length 125 cm / 49.25 inches
Width 33 cm / 13 inches

Yarn
Note: The shawl uses a strand of fingering weight yarn held together with a strand of lace weight yarn, but they can be substituted for a single strand of DK weight yarn. If you wish to work a DK weight version, omit all the instructions where it says “hold the yarns together” and follow only the yarn amount requirements for the fingering weight yarn.

1 skein of Knitting for Olive Merino (100% merino; 250 meters / 273 yards per 50 g) shown in the colorway Oatmeal or 250 m / 273 yards of similar fingering weight yarn.

and

1 skein of Knitting for Olive Soft Silk Mohair (70% mohair, 30% silk; 225 m / 246 yards per 25 g), shown in colorway Oat or 225 m / 246 yards of similar lace weight yarn.

Needles
4.00 mm / US6 circular needle with a cable length of 60 cm or 80 cm / 24 inches or 32 inches

Gauge
24 sts and 24 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches of lace pattern in the round after blocking
Note: Always use the needle size that gives you the right gauge!

Notions
3 stitch markers
sewing needle
blocking tools