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The Yarniad - Pennae Shawl

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Pennae (Latin for feathers) is a light and feathery asymmetrical triangular shawl that utilizes the beauty of Anzula’s new silk and wool blend yarn. Pennae starts out with just one stitch and grows from there, with a simple solid section transitioning into lace stripes, after which a lovely plume of lace finishes the shawl. The lace is an uncomplicated pattern based on Barbara Walker’s Porcupine Stitch – a chart and written directions have both been provided for easy execution. Have fun picking colors -- either bold contrast or tone-on-tone, two colors or three -- whatever you choose will make for a pretty multi-seasonal piece.

Specific Yarn Requirements:
690 yds/ 630 m of fingering weight yarn: 400 yds/ 366 m of MC and 260 yds/ 238 m of CC1 for 2-color version OR 375 yds/ 343 m of MC, 260 yds/ 238 m of CC1, and 25 yds/ 23 m of CC2 for 3-color version

US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, at least 24”/ 60 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge

22 sts & 26 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Garter Stitch after blocking
21 sts & 26 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Lace pattern after blocking
Meeting these exact gauges is not crucial, but any major differences will affect the size of the finished shawl.


Please note that this pattern is sold as a physical copy; it is not a PDF.