70% Abruzzese wool
Light Fingering (uk 4 ply) weight with 50g – 300m
This delicate and precious design by Stella Egidi recalls the architectural motifs typical of the Florentine Renaissance. Like a stroll through the historical centre of Florence, it leads the knitter to admire the façades of the city’s palaces, with their rows of bifora windows and the clear harmony of lines.
This shawl is published in the second issue of WOOLIT MAGAZINE, a lovely publication (in English and Italian) about travels and knits through Italy, that is themed in Florence in this case.
Miniato is knitted in Aestiva that is great for such garments as shawls as it combines the softness of wool with linen; this triangular shawl is a perfect accessory for fresh summer evenings. It is worked flat starting with a Tab Cast-on and continuing the two halves symmetrically, increasing the stitches on the two sides of each half. It alternates stockinette stitch sections with different two-colour slip stitch motifs and ends with a simple contrasting I-cord Bind-off.
The shawl is worked flat.
The original sample you see in the book is knitted in SIBILLA as main color, CHAI as contrast color 1 and MOKA as contrast color 2
MC: Aestiva (70% Abruzzese Wool - 30% French linen) - 50g/300m: 2 skeins in TABACCO
CC1: Aestiva (70% Abruzzese Wool - 30% French linen) - 50g/300m: 2 skeins in SATIN
CC2: Aestiva (70% Abruzzese Wool - 30% French linen) - 50g/300m: 2 skeins in LAVAGNA
Wingspan after blocking: 70’’/176cm
Depth after blocking: 30’’/77cm
Recommended: 3 US / 3.25mm straight needles for working flat or same size circular needle, length 32’’/80cm
We used 3.5mm needles to have a lighter fabric.
22 sts & 40 rows = 4’’/10cm in stockinette stitch using 3 US / 3.25mm needles after blocking
12 sts & 19 rows in Section 4 two color slip stitch pattern repeat measures 2’’/5cm wide and 1.75’’/4.5cm long after blockingGo to Pattern