Naia by Susanna IC


June 2018
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
400 - 440 yards (366 - 402 m)
19.5” / 49.5 cm deep, 64” / 162.5 cm long wingspan
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Designed to make the most of a single skein of self-striping sock yarn, this shawl gets its name from the wave-like shape reminiscent of ocean; Naia is a feminine name meaning ‘wave’ or ‘seafoam’.

The shawl has an interesting construction, the garter stitch body of the shawl is knitted first from side to side. Without cutting yarn, the lace border is worked along the bottom edge of the completed garter stitch section, and the narrow eyelet edge border is worked last.

The shawl is shaped into an interesting asymmetric triangle; it is fairly shallow at its deepest point and elongated to allow for different ways of wrapping around the wearer’s shoulders - it can be worn as a traditional shawl or as a long scarf.

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