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knitterain on craftsy.com
Virginia, USA

I'm a third generation knitter, who only really picked it up after discovering lace about 7 years ago. I've been designing for just over 5 years now, and I absolutely love it!

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Tanta

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • yarn over
  • knit 2 together
  • knit into the front and back of a stitch

Pattern Description:

Tanta is a wide, shallow garter stitch based shawl, with lace edges that are knit as you go. It is knit from tip to tip, making it easy to adapt to different gauges. You can make this with any amount of yarn, simply work the increase chart until you have used half your yarn, then move on to the decrease chart.
Pattern includes both charts and written directions.

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20 stitches and 32 rows = 4" (10cm) in garter stitch, after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 15" (38cm) deep, 72" (183cm) wide


  • 460 yards sock yarn
  • US size 6 (4mm) needles

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • blocking pins or wires