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    • Written and charted pattern
    • Instructions in English
    • US Imperial and metric measurements
    • Suitable for the intermediate knitter
    • Links to tutorials by the designer for techniques used
    • Kurkuma is written for a gauge of approx. 15.4 sts / 26 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) over garter stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical in this design.
    • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size)

    Pattern paper format: only US letter


    Kurkuma is a shallow, triangle scarf, knit sideways. This design features lace patterning in the tradition of the Shetland Isles. The triangle edging is worked at the same time as the body of the shawlette. Worked at a loose gauge, Kurkuma is a lovely and airy layering piece.

    The pattern contains both fully written out as well as charted instructions for the lace. The lace in the border of the shawl is true lace knitting, worked on both wrong and right side rows.

    Size: Finished dimensions of the sample shawl: Span width of 170 cm (67 inches) along the upper edge and a depth of 52 cm (20 ½ inches), measured after blocking. Change the size of the shawl by using a heavier yarn and/or working less (or more) repeats of the edging. This will, of course, change the amount of yarn needed.

    Difficulty level: The lace in this pattern is worked on both RS and WS rows. Stitches used include knit, purl, yo, kfb, skp, k2tog, and the k3tog tbl decrease. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate to advanced knitter.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • Yarn 500 m (546 yds) / 100 g Ístex Einband (100% wool; 250 m (273 yds) / 50 g). Substitute any laceweight or light fingering weight wool yarn for a similar result. The yarn used in the sample has been dyed yellow using onion skins. Ístex Einband yarn is however available in a wide range of colors.
    • Size 4 mm (US 6) / 80 cm (32 inches) circular needles.
    • Yarn needle.
    • 1 stitch marker to differentiate the body from the edging of the shawl.