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Christiansburg, VA

Nell Ziroli lives in a quirky little house in a small and lovely neighborhood
with her youngest daughter Haley and their companions Daisy + Oliver.
She comes from a family of knitters and ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fusilli
Fusilli edge
Fusilli cover

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase

Pattern Description:

A Simple Crescent Shawl with a Looped Border.

Fusilli begins with a tab, has a rolled / i-cord edge and angled increases. The body pattern is simple to showcase the beautiful edging.
I've included detailed descriptions and action shots.

The color, hand and sheen of Kismet's Sleek Fingering Silk & Merino is beyond compare.

Although this was designed for the most perfect & wonderful yarn, the pattern could be made with almost any weight.
The key would be ending on the same row repeat & a multiple of 4.

As shown :
1 skein of Kismet Sleek Fingering Weight, shown in Santa Rosa Plum, a Hand Dyed 4 ply of 50% Merino 50% Silk, 437 yards per 100 grams
Gauge : 12 stitches & 17 rows = 2 inches
Finished Dimensions : 44"wide by 13"deep
32 " US 4 circular needles, or size needed to achieve gauge.
1 DPN or Cable Needle in same size.
Stitch Markers


Gauge : 12 stitches & 17 rows = 2 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Dimensions : 44"wide by 13"deep

You Will Also Need:

  • 24 or 32 inch circular needles, of size needed to achieve gauge
  • DPN or cable needle
  • Stitch Markers

Suggested yarn:

430 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Kismet Sleek Fingering


Santa Rosa Plum