Panax Shawl by Ingrid Bloss

Panax Shawl

May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1203 - 1312 yards (1100 - 1200 m)
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The Panax Shawl is a generously sized asymmetrical triangle consisting of a garter section and a stockinette section separated by a decorative lace panel. The edges are worked in faggot stitch, giving them a gossamer lacy appearance.

The shawl starts at one corner with the lace panel and initially increases evenly on both the garter and the stockinette side. Once the maximum depth is achieved, increases and decreases are shifted so that the lace panel is running across and ends in the center of the opposite side of the triangle. The shawl is bound off in faggot stitch, thus completing the lacy edge.

Dimensions: 75 cm (29.5˝) maximum depth, 225 cm (88.5˝) wingspan length.

Panax ginseng has been used therapeutically for millennia in East Asia. It is considered the most valuable of all medicinal herbs in Korea, China, and Japan. The name Panax means “all healing,” which echoes the traditional belief that ginseng can heal all aspects of the body.