Chai-Aeli is the name of a coastal town in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is the heart of tea production in Turkey. There is a special type of fabric woven in the Black Sea Region called Kashan (Keşan) which for centuries has been woven with wooden pulleys. It is used as a local outfit or as an accessory by the local people.
Chai-aeli Shawl was inspired by the colours and patterns of the Kashan fabric which is a symbol of the Black Sea Region.
The shawl starts with a circular pi shawl construction and then transitions into a three-module shawl with elegant lotus increases at the edges and between the three modules. This combination forms a shawl that will drape neatly over your shoulders. It is a shawl but it can be easily transformed into a shrug by connecting the front and back under the sleeves.
Color 1: 2 skeins Urth 16 Fingering, shown in BR10
Color 2: 2 skeins Urth 16 Fingering, shown in N70
Color 3: 2 skeins Urth16 Fingering, shown in R70
Yarn weight: Fingering / 4 ply
Gauge: 24 sts and 34 rows = 4’’/10 cm in stockinette stitch using US 4/3.50mm needles, measured after blocking.
Needle size: US 4/3.50 mm, 40’’/100cm or longer circulars (the shawl gets wider towards the end, so you may want to switch to longer needles)
Yardage: 1320 yards (1207 m)
Dimensions: one size, 33.5’’/85 cm x 33.5’’/85 cm
Notions: Tapestry needle to work in loose ends, stitch markers
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