Pembetatu by Kathryn Folkerth


by Kathryn Folkerth
October 2017
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1320 yards (1207 m)
One Size
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This asymmetrical sideways triangle shawl’s name comes from its shape. Pembetatu is the Swahili word for triangle. It features a textured oval motif cut into garter stitch. The juxtaposition of motifs and texture is one of the things I love about Swahili woodwork.

This is the second pattern in an ebook inspired by carved wooden doors from Zanzibar. The rest of the collection will be released as follows:

Finished Size: 77” / 195.5 cm long along the long straight edge and 22.75” / 57 cm along the short straight edge.

Yarn Requirements: Approximately 1320 yards / 1206 meters fingering weight superwash merino.

Sample shown in Malabrigo, Sock (100% Superwash Merino Wool & 440 yards / 402 meters per 100g) Colorway: Boticelli Red; 3 hanks.

Needles and Notions: US size 3 / 3.25 mm 24” / 60 cm or longer circular needles.

2 stitch markers, tapestry needle, removable stitch marker (optional).

Techniques used: Knitting, purling, increasing.

This pattern is both fully written and charted so that the knitter may work from either set of directions as preferred.

Many thanks to Dana Gervais for tech editing this pattern. Thank you also to my testers.

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