Taina by Eeva Kesäkuu


January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch (blocked)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
420 - 547 yards (384 - 500 m)
one size
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Taina is a triangular shawl worked from one corner to the long edge on the opposite side. It is worked in garter stitch and eyelet rows. It’s made for the most beautiful skeins of sock yarn that you’d rather wear around your neck than on your feet. You can continue until you run out of yarn. A single skein of fingering weight sock yarn will produce a decent size shawl.

Gauge: 17-18 sts and 25-28 rows per 10 cm in garter stitch blocked, but gauge is not crucial.

Needles: 4 mm (US 6) or the size you need to get a soft fabric which you like and which drapes well. To cast on you will need size 5 mm (US 8) needles, or needles 1 mm (US two sizes) larger than for the rest of the shawl.

Yardage: 386 m / 422 yd (100 g) or more.

The shawl in the photos was knitted with Madelinetosh Twist Light. This yarn doesn’t hold blocking the same way as for example Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, apparently because of the way it’s been twisted and the fiber content. In a few days the sample shawl became shallower, and I’ve been wearing it as a scarf, just like I initially intended. If you prefer a wider shawl that you will wear on your shoulders, you will probably want to use another of the suggested yarns.