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Argentina Shawl | Rope Knits


Well, if you read my last post, this won’t come as any great surprise, but the Argentina Shawl pattern is now available. I had planned to make it available tomorrow (Thanksgiving) but realized at the last minute that I couldn’t submit my ad until I had a pattern page to link the ad to–so up it went!

Some comments from the kind people who tested the pattern for me:
Incredibly simple pattern that produces gorgeous results.
Totally worth it imho, easy lovely, lightweight. 
This is one of the easiest patterns I have done and a fast knit.

Finished Size: 59” (measured around top edge) x 15.5”
Yarn: Himalaya Yarn Duke Silk Yarn, 100% silk. 100 gr/ 225 yd. Color: Sl-004 (silver). Two skeins.
Needles: #7 (4.5 mm). Optional: a larger needle for binding off.
Gauge: 15 sts x 22 rows = 4” in Little Leaf lace pattern

I blogged briefly back in, oh gosh, May about this lovely and unusual yarn. It’s a single-ply, worsted weight silk–very luxurious. The people at Himalya Yarn had asked for a shawl pattern for it and to be honest, I was initially hesitant. I don’t usually think of shawls being worked in worsted weight yarns of any kind and I was afraid it would be too heavy and thick.

But in the end it not only worked, it worked well. The yarn is elegant but surprisingly sturdy (I subjected it to much frogging and other indignities but it smoothed out again beautifully after blocking). The weight gives the shawl a beautiful drape and the silk has quite a bit of sheen so it. It’s perfect for dressing up (New Year’s festivities, perhaps?).

However, if you prefer a  more casual look or if you already have yarn you want to use, you can easily substitute other fibers/weights. The shawl is worked from the center back out, so you can also make it to the size you want.


2 Responses to Argentina Shawl

  1. Andrea says:

    Hi! lovely shawl! Can I ask why the name?
    Andrea, from Buenos Aires, Argentina

  2. Sarah says:

    Hi Andrea. So sorry I somehow missed your comment earlier! I named the shawl Argentina because it means silver (the yarn is a lovely silver color). It also sounds very romantic to this American!

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