Tavira by Lori Wagner


February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Seed Stitch Pattern, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1050 - 1200 yards (960 - 1097 m)
One size
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Tavira is a two-color crescent-shaped shawl featuring texture, lace and beads…my favorite combination! The beginning of the shawl uses seed stitch that is broken up with contrasting garter stripes which makes for relaxing knitting. Then double-sided lace panels are worked, separated by contrasting garter stripes, and the shawl ends with an elegant beaded bind-off finish. You can choose to pair a neutral with a bright or maybe choose a lightly variegated color for the textured seed stitch and pair that with a solid contrasting color. Or how about using different colors or a gradient for the textured seed stitch for the beginning of Tavira and pairing that with a contrasting solid? The sky is your limit for the color combinations you can use!

Finished Measurements
One Size: 87” (221 cm) across top edge and 22.5” (57 cm) deep

Approx. 490 yds/448 m (MC) and 560 yds/512 m (CC) of fingering weight yarn
I used Leading Men Fiber Arts Diva (80% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk; 600 yds/150g); colors: Sand Castle (MC) 1 skein, Perfection (CC) 1 skein.

US Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles 40” or longer or size needed to obtain gauge
One removable marker
Stitch markers (optional to mark pattern repeats)
247 (approx 23 grams) size 6 round beads (optional)
Crochet hook (0.8 mm) to place beads (if working with beads)
Tape measure or ruler
Yarn needle

21 sts and 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in seed stitch pattern, blocked on US Size 5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge