Tsang

Knitting
June 2019
Lace ?
21 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1312 yards (1200 m)
One size: 94½" / 240 cm length, 18¼" / 46.5 cm width
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Tsang is part of one of the four traditional provinces of Tibet, making up the south-central region of the Tibetan cultural area, including the Brahmaputra River watershed.
That culture in mind, I‘ve chosen this lovely Tibetan Baby Yak Lace yarn in 3 colors for this shawl, Tibetan Sky, Saffron and Oatmeal, and created an easy-to-knit piece, worked on the bias.

Sections of stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette alternate along the shawl. They are separated by lines of chain stitches, created by binding-off all stitches and picking them up again in the next step. These lines also alternate and are worked in a contrasting color to the main sections, appearing in turn on the right side and on the wrong side of the shawl. The chain stitch lines look like running stitch lines from the other side of the shawl.

This makes the shawl reversible – looking its best, whichever side is facing.

The pattern comes with a coloring sheet, to color in your own colors.

SIZE
One size: 94½“ / 240 cm length, 18¼” / 46.5 cm width, but can easily modified to desired measurements

YARDAGE
mYak Baby Yak Lace, 100% Tibetan Yak, 350 m per 50 g, in colors (A) Tibetan Sky; 2 skeins, and (B) Saffron and (C) Oatmeal; 1 skein each
or Lace weight yarn to obtain gauge in three colors, for A 660 yd / 600 m; and for B and C 330 yd / 300 m each

Everybody knits differently, so given yardage is an estimate.

GAUGE
21 sts x 31 rows per 4” /10 cm in stockinette stitch with needle US4 / 3.50 mm after washing and blocking

A different gauge will affect size and yardage needed.

NEEDLES
US4 / 3.50 mm circular needle
US6 / 4.00 mm circular needle for CO and all BO lines

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

TECHNIQUES
Cable CO, knit and purl stitches;
decreases: k2tog, ssk; increases: LLI, RLI;
picking up sts from BO rows; Traditional BO.

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner

The pattern has been test knitted and tech edited.