sinuous by Lori Versaci


February 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Garter St
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1050 yards (960 m)
one size
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  1. having many curves and turns. winding, windy, serpentine, curving, twisting, meandering, snaking, zigzag, curling, coiling “a sinuous river”

  2. lithe and supple. lithe, supple, agile, graceful, loose-limbed, limber, lissome “she moved with sinuous grace”

I am having so much fun exploring indy dyed yarns AND shawl design.

Here, in my second design, I combine a dyer who I have followed for many years, A Verb for Keeping Warm and a classic crescent shawl shape to create a modern, wearable statement shawl.

A classic garter stitch crescent shawl, SINUOUS is a bold, modern and wearable statement piece. Shown in one of my favorite yarns, A Verb for Keeping Warm Annapurna in color Old Vine. I cannot say enough about how wonderful this yarn is to work with. The natural dye colors are incredibly beautiful and the feel is luxurious to the touch and the drape is sublime.

SINUOUS is an easy knit with just enough interest to keep you interested to the end and finished with a lovely I-cord edge. Once off the needles, you will love how elegant you feel when wrapped up in your own SINUOUS!

WINGSPAN: 75”/190.5cm
DEPTH (at widest point): 20”/51cm


  • 3 skeins A Verb for Keeping Warm Annapurna 80% superwash merino wool, 10 % cashmere, 10% nylon; 385 yds/4oz skein; shown in old vine or
  • Approx 1050 yds/950m) sport/ fingering weight yarn

Size 4 US (3.5mm) 32”/80cm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge

24 sts and 48 rows = 4”/10cm in garter st, after blocking.
While exact gauge is not critical, variation in gauge will alter final measurements.

Shawl is worked from centre top down, starting with a garter tab, with increases made at the edges to form the crescent shape.