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Ayano Pattern


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Knitting: Ayano
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • lace knitting
  • yo
  • decreasing
  • reading lace instructions- chart and/or written
  • increasing

Pattern Description:

Ayano = Japanese name meaning “of color, from love”

A gracefully curving shawl worked in three conjoined segments, Ayano is a fun way to play with color and texture. Knit any two coordinating or contrasting sock weight yarns, this makes a great stashbuster. Ayano is shaped as an almost-semi-circle, like a half-donut.

Simple garter stitch stripes expand out to an easy-to-follow horseshoe lace, which is finished off with a deep zigzag lace edging.

All lace sections are both charted and written.


20 sts+ 40 rows=4” in garter st, before blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approx. 17” deep x 70” circumference along widest part of curve, after blocking.


  • yarn: approx. 400 yds each fingering/sock weight yarn in 2 colors, Main Color (MC) & Contrast Color (CC). US size 5 (3.75mm)-32” circular (or longer).

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins and/or wires.

About Designer

About Designer

Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark on craftsy.com

My background in fiber arts began as a kid in Connecticut, sewing and crafting, and grew into a pursuit of a degree in fiber arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design (B.F.A. Fibers, 1999). My original major was sequential art (comic book geek), but tactile fibers drew me back in. I still draw pictures, too! I'm a former yarn shop owner, and was the creative mind (and hands) behind ...

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