Named for the expressive traditional flat woven kilims of Anatolia which often use colourful yarn remnants in playful combinations. Long herringbone self-striping side panels are worked flat and edged with Latvian braid trim and a linen stitch band, then picked up and knit together while working the centre panel.
The entire rectangular shawl is then banded in the round, and trimmed working flat. Panels are easily adaptable to make a longer or wider shawl by adding more rows or stitches to the panels, or additional panels. The shawl shown here was made with three partial Uneek Fingering colourways plus one entire Monokrom colourway, but endless combinations are possible as long as there is enough yarn.
Herringbone Stitch clarification:
Sl1kwise, k1, insert left ndl pwise into slipped st, k through the back loop of that st
Latvian Braid Trim worked flat clarification:
Rows 1 and 3 (WS): With both yarns held to the back (RS of work), wrapping….
Suggested yarn: 2 full skeins or 3 partial skeins of Urth Uneek Fingering. Shown here in 3014, 3019, 3024.
Constrasting Colour: 1 skein Monokrom Fingering, shown in 3054
Yarn weight: Fingering / 4 ply
Gauge: 16 sts by 24 rows = 4”/10cm in 6mm Herringbone St. Gauge is not crucial.
Needle Size:US 10/6mm for body, US 7/4.5mm for braid trim.
Yardage: 1100 - 1305 yards (1006 - 1193 m)
Dimensions: 67”/170cm long by 14”/35.5cm wide. Linen stitch bands are 1.5”/3.8cm, not including 3/8”/0.83cm braid trim.
Notions: Extra needles to hold side panel stitches, any size smaller than 6mm, 120 cm or enough to hold stitch count.
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