As if you were on fire from within, the moon lives in the lining of your skin *
With her generous, enveloping shape, Neruda has a personality of her own. Stitch patterns that are deeply rooted in the tradition of knitting are combined in a contemporary manner and are worked without the need for a cable needle. Let her strong-willed, authentic but playful attitude enlighten your mundane days and celebrate the extraordinary ones!
Neruda is a large triangle shawl worked topdown, starting with a classic garter tab. For the border, extra sts are cast on, after which the border is worked perpendicular to the body of the wrap, by knitting it on sideways and attaching it to the live stitches of the body as it is being worked.
Finished measurements: approximately 225 cm / 88.5” wingspan along the top edge and 75 cm / 29.5” deep.
Approximately 1050 m / 1150 yds of worsted weight yarn, preferably with a high wool content for elasticity and bounce.
Sample shown in Dererumnatura Gilliatt; 100% French merino, 250 m / 270 yds per 100 gr. Colorway Goéland.
One 100 cm / 40″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 4 mm / US #6.
Measured after blocking.
Shawl body pattern stitch: 18 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.
Cable needle, tapestry needle, blocking tools.
The cabled stitch patterns are charted only.
* Pablo Neruda