Vaike by Isabell Kraemer


October 2021
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1750 - 1859 yards (1600 - 1700 m)
one size (adjustable)
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designed for the mYak virtual retreat 2021

update 04/26: correction of french translation*

the name Vaike comes from Estonian vaikne and means “calm” and “silence”, which seemed the perfect name for the mediative effect that you get when knitting the rhythmic pattern of this shawl … keep calm and enjoy the silence ;)

Vaike is worked from the narrow point of the left edge. Stitches are increased every RS row in the cable pattern and then onward into the Stockinette stitch section. A cute 3 x 1 ribbing is worked last. The combination of cables, stockinette and ribbing give this shawl a sophisticated yet casual look.

mYak Baby Yak Lace (383 yds (350m) per 50g),
5 skeins (yarn is held double throughout),
or approximately 1859 yds (1700 m); shown in color oatmeal
or approximately 930 yds (850 m) of a heavy fingering/sport weight yarn held single

US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle, 40” (100 cm) long for ribbing
US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 40” (100 cm) long or size needed to get gauge.

22.5 sts x 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in cable pattern after blocking.
18 sts x 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch after blocking.
Gauge is not crucial for this project but will affect yardage and final size when different.

Finished measurements
80” (203 cm) wingspan, 48.5” (123 cm) wide at full side of right edge.

1 stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle, blocking tools.