Lengsel by Merethe Naas


March 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
656 - 700 yards (600 - 640 m)
One size
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“Lengsel” is a triangular textured shawl worked from the neck down. It is an easy and relaxing knit, worked in a simple cable pattern and a 4 x 2 rib, at the edge.

The cable-texture makes this knit a meditative and addictive piece to work on and the tassels added to the corners give it a more cozy feeling. The finished piece is a large, cozy shawl to wrap around you, so you can stay warm and comfy.

Increases are worked at the beginning and end of each half of the shawl, on every RS (odd numbered) row, totaling up to 4 increased sts.

Various techniques are used in the pattern including the Garter Tab cast-on, Jeny’s Superstrechy Bind-off, cabling, and yo, m1l and m1r increases.

The pattern contains both written and charted instructions.

Needles: US size 8 / 5 mm, 32” / 80 cm circular needle or size needed to obtain correct gauge. A long circular needle is recommended in order to accommodate a large number of stitches.
Yarns Used: approximately 650 – 700 yds / 600 - 640 m “DU STORE ALPAKKA” tweed, in the color 113, 50% Alpaca, 30% Merino wool, 20% Donegal, 50 g = 80 m / 87 yds per ball. 8 balls used, tassels included.
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in textured pattern, after blocking.
Final Measurements: Depth 34“ / 86 cm. Wingspan 71“ / 180 cm, after blocking without tassels.
Notions: 4 stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, 2 x 8” / 20 cm of string, 3.5 x 5” / 9 x 13 cm piece of cardboard.

Lengsel is the Norwegian word for longing. “Lengsel” shawl is a result of my longing for the sea. My longing for the sound, smell, and the power from the big waves. Can you imagine, sitting there by the ocean with “Lengsel” wrapped around you to keep you warm and toasty when you meditate? Healing your soul and healing your longing.