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from Holly Chayes Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Anwar

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • casting on
  • binding off
  • knitting
  • working in the round on circulars and DPNs
  • working with two colors of yarn in stripes
  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • sk2p
  • yo
  • weaving in ends
  • blocking lace

Pattern Description:

Anwar means "brighter," "luminous," or "light," depending on where you look. Either way knitting this shawl certainly made a rather dull winter a little bit brighter.
The four row, six stitch, lace repeat is easily memorizable, but builds upon itself to create a stunning shawl.

Instructions are also included for a half circle.

Yarn Note:
Malabrigo, "Lace";
2 skeins, 475 yards (434 meters)/skein, single ply, 1.75oz (50g),
100% baby merino wool
MC: 1 skein colorway 'sauterne' (yellow)
CC: 1 skein colorway 'periwinkle' (blue)


28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in washed and blocked stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 36 inches (91.5 cm) in diameter, blocked


  • MC: 475 yards (434 meters), lace weight
  • CC: 475 yards (434 meters), lace weight
  • US size 3 (3.25 mm) 1 set of 5 DPN needles (optional)
  • US size 3 (3.25 mm) 32 inch (80 cm) circular needle (optional)
  • US size 3 (3.25 mm) 40 inch (100 cm) circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker (1)
  • yarn or tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

940 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo "Lace"

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