Nila Shawl by Kavitha Raman

Nila Shawl

Knitting
May 2020
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 4 - 3.5 mm
450 yards (411 m)
One Size : 62" wingspan X 13.25" depth
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NILA is a crescent shaped shawl worked sideways with one skein of fingering weight yarn. It is designed as a stylish lightweight accessory, useful for wrapping around the neck during the chilly spring/summer evenings.
I have kept the body simple with bias garter stitch but added a decorative twisted stitch border with delicate knot stitches which settles stylishly around the neck.
The word ‘Nila’ means moon in Tamil (a south Indian language). This shawl is shaped with a pronounced curvature that reminds me of the crescent moon.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length : 62” / 158 cm.
Depth : 13.25” / 34 cm.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
450 yards / 411 m of fingering weight yarn.

This shawl is designed to use up one skein of fingering weight yarn. However, you can make it using a different yarn weight or yardage. The best way to go about it is to weigh your skein before starting the project and to stop increasing when you have a little over 50% of your skein left.

YARN USED IN SAMPLE
1 skein of SincereSheep Terroir Fiber Series Cormo Fingering; 100% Cormo Wool;
500yard / 457 m per 113g/4 oz.

NEEDLES USED
3.5mm / US 4 circular needles min 24” / 60cm.

GAUGE
26 sts and 38 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter, blocked.

NOTIONS
1 stitch marker, Tapestry Needle.

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