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Jaali Knitted Shawl Variations


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I designed this shawl for my boss wedding. She is a very important person in my life and I wanted to make something truly special for her. I decided to take the plunge and design my first shawl. The full square version is designed in top down raglan style using DK weight yarn and larger needles, which provides drape to the mesh body. The lace border and yarn add interest and character to the piece. It will stretch a great deal with blocking, which should be accounted for when deciding on the final length. Instructions and schematics are given to work shawlette or triangular, trapezoidal, or full-square shawl version. Pattern also includes chart for body and border. For more information visit blog post here: STANDARD AMERICAN TERMS USED. The pattern pdf has 6 pages including instructions, chart and schematics. It also contains pictures of each shawl shape worked in various yarn and needle sizes. For more information or questions please send me a message on ravelry or an email (given in pattern pdf). The full-square version I knit, used Tosh DK(Fawn) and US 11(8mm) needles. The shawlette version used Artists Palette Yarns Damsel Plus(DP1014) and US 6 (4mm) needles. Pattern has been test knit and tech-edited. Thanks to Test Knitters: Chaitanya Muralidhara Sanhita Kar Aparna Padmanabhan Akshata Dhareshwar Jaishree Venu Preeti Verghese Technical Editor: Jaya Purswani BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit stitch purl stitch follow charts GAUGE 14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using 8MM needles (DK weight) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Shawlette(Triangle), Shawl(Triangle, Trapezoid, Full Square)

Supplies Needed

  • US 11 - 8.0 mm & US 6 - 4.0 mm circular
  • DK / 8 ply yarn
  • tapestry needle

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"DesiLoop", pronounced "They See" loop, was created by SSK in 2011. She is originally from India and likes to call herself “A Student of Life”. She is a self-taught knit and crochet designer who is constantly on the lookout for new techniques, ideas, and inspirations. She has been creating stuff for as long as she can remember. Her designs have also been featured in newsstand and online magazines like Knitty, Tangled, YarnForward, & Inside Crochet. Off late she is growing more and more obsessed with seamless projects and doesn't need an excuse to start one. SSK also loves sewing, embroidery and all things fabric. She is now working on drafting her perfect fit basic patterns so that she can design all kinds of garments to sew.