Picabeau by Jennifer Dassau


February 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
350 - 650 yards (320 - 594 m)
60" length and 8" depth; customizable
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Picabeau is a crescent shaped small shawl, with asymmetrical construction that first increases and then decreases in a gently curve. The reversible bias shape is highlighted by regular rows of YOs that swoop across the shawl, creating visual movement. One luscious skein is all that is required for this versatile and wearable accessory; instructions are given to make the shawl using any amount of yardage.
Please note that blocking is important to encourage the crescent shape, as the two ends do not exactly mirror each other due to the asymmetric construction.

Techniques & Skills Used: Cable CO, knit, increasing/decreasing, picots.

Size: 60” length and 8” depth, customizable for any amount of yardage.

Yarn: String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Caper Sock (80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 400 yards/365m/113g); 1 skein shown in Light Teal. The sample used 348 yards; instructions are given to adjust for different yardage.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 24” circular needle; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 20 st and 40 rows/4” in garter stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

Thank you to my lovely test knitters, and my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.